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Christopher Morley

The Haunted Bookshop

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    I don’t want to sell it, because it is one of the greatest treasures I own. But if anyone will guarantee to read all three volumes, and let them sink into his mind, I’m willing to lend them.
    If enough thoughtful Germans had read The Dynasts before July, 1914, there would have been no war.
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    Thomas Hardy’s The Dynasts. I
    b0560660975has quoted2 years ago
    I’ll just add this Leonard Merrick, Whispers about Women, to amuse her. I
    b0560660975has quoted2 years ago
    Walking-Stick Papers—yes, there are still good essayists running around.
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    Travels with a Donkey, to show her what good writing is like. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
    asasiprhas quoted2 years ago
    No advertisement on earth is as potent as a grateful customer.
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    For paradise in the world to come is uncertain, but there is indeed a heaven on this earth, a heaven which we inhabit when we read a good book
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    There is no one so grateful as the man to whom you have given just the book his soul needed and he never knew it.
    asasiprhas quoted2 years ago
    Between ourselves, there is no such thing, abstractly, as a ‘good’ book. A book is ‘good’ only when it meets some human hunger or refutes some human error. A book that is good for me would very likely be punk for you.
    asasiprhas quoted2 years ago
    People need books, but they don’t know they need them. Generally they are not aware that the books they need are in existence.
    asasiprhas quoted2 years ago
    We are all reading, hungrily, hastily, trying to find out—after the trouble is over—what was the matter with our minds
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    Malnutrition of the reading faculty is a serious thing. Let us prescribe for you.
    Valeria grhas quoted2 years ago
    I can spend a rainy afternoon reading, and my mind works itself up to such a passion and anxiety over mortal problems as almost unmans me
    Valeria grhas quoted2 years ago
    Living in a bookshop is like living in a warehouse of explosives. Those shelves are ranked with the most furious combustibles in the world—the brains of men
    Valeria grhas quoted2 years ago
    There is no one so grateful as the man to whom you have given just the book his soul needed and he never knew it
    Valeria grhas quoted2 years ago
    People need books, but they don’t know they need them. Generally they are not aware that the books they need are in existenc
    Valeria grhas quoted2 years ago
    The hunger for good books is more general and more insistent than you would dream. But it is still in a way subconscious
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