Wednesday, 5 March 2014

A LIFE WITH BOOKS - JULIAN BARNES

from 'A Life with Books' by Julian Barnes, a lovely short essay published by Jonathan Cape, proceeds of which go to 'Freedom from Torture'.

"how weird it would be to have around you only as many books as you have time to read in the rest of your life"
 "When you read a great book, you don't escape from life, you plunge deeper into it."

1 comment:

  1. You know, when I first saw this, as an article in the Grauniad, I wrote down the exact same quote in a notebook because I liked it so much. The one about not escaping, but plunging deeper.

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