Category Archives: books

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You can find friends between the pages of a book, wonderful friends!

– Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ~Stephen King

 

The lofty bookshelves sag
Under thousands of sleeping souls
Silence, hopeful —
Every time I open a book, a soul is awakened.

— Xi Chuan, “Books,” New Generation

“Stories never end… even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don’t end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page.”

– Mo, Inkheart  by Cornelia Funke

We make for your sake such things as stand fast,
Through the ages these pages forever will last.
On blank paper the printer sets down what is heard,
Giving life to what’s rife with the power of the word.

– Michael Kongehl, “On the White Art”, Die Weisse und die Schwarze Kunst

I dreamt a limitless book,
A book unbound,
Its leaves scattered in fantastic abundance
On every line there was a new horizon drawn,
New heavens supposed;
New states, new souls.

– Clive Barker, Arabat

 

“You want to go back, don’t you? But you can’t find the door, the door hidden among the letters on the page!”  — Orpheus, Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

“Isn’t it odd how much fatter a book gets when you’ve read it several times? … As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells…and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower…both strange and familiar.”
— Mo, Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

 

The lofty bookshelves sag
Under thousands of sleeping souls
Silence, hopeful —
Every time I open a book, a soul is awakened.

— Xi Chuan, “Books,” New Generation

 

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