Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Perfect Quote

A Perfect Quote shared by a former Borders employee.

Beautiful.

‎"But then, leaving any bookstore is hard, especially on a day in August, when the street outside burns and glares, and the books inside are cool and crisp to the touch; especially on a day in January, when the wind is blowing, the ice is treacherous, and the books inside seem to gather together in colorful warmth. It's hard to leave a bookstore any day of the year, though, because a bookstore is one of the few places where all the cantankerous, conflicting, alluring voices of the world coexist in peace and order, and the avid reader is as free as a person can possibly be because she is free to choose among them." - Jane Smiley, Victoria Magazine, August 1994


red headed book child

5 comments:

Marce said...

Great quote - I assumed it was from a Borders employee about the closure at first.

Misha said...

That's so beautiful!
Thanks for sharing it.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That is beautiful. Hope we never lose the ability to venture into a bookstore.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

That is truly beautiful and totally perfect. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I really like that....