Friday, December 16, 2011

An ode to books...curated by C. Whitney-Ward



A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought
without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear
it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining
where a mind can get both provocation and privacy.
Edward P. Morgan

When I was a child we had a small library. One wall was filled with
leather-bound volumes. I loved going in and touching the covers. It was
my father's domaine - he was a wordsmith and I inherited his love of words.


It is what you read when you don't have to
that determines what you will be... 

Oscar Wilde








A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.

Franz Kafka


What a place to be in is an old library! It seems as though all the souls of all the writers that have bequeathed their labours to these Bodleians were reposing here as in some dormitory, or middle state. I do not want to handle, to profane the leaves, their winding-sheets. I could as soon dislodge a shade. I seem to inhale learning, walking amid their foliage; and the odor of their old moth-scented coverings is fragrant as the first bloom of the sciential apples which grew amid the happy orchard.

 Essays of Elia





I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.

Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)





A room without books is like a body without a soul.
 Cicero

The Perfect Morning...
All photographs pinned from PINTEREST

I LOVE BEAUTIFUL THINGS - THEY CATCH MY FANCY. SO I'VE CREATED THIS BLOG TO CAPTURE ALL OF THE THINGS THAT TAKE MY BREATH AWAY...I HOPE YOU ENJOY THEM ALONG WITH ME...

C. Whitney-Ward


1 comment:

  1. Love this post and love the photos. What will we do if all that we read is shown on an electronic screen? To hold a book is quite wonderful.

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