Few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds it way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a place in our memory to which, sooner or later — no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget — we will return.
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind (via distantheartbeats)
Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.
― Hans Christian Andersen (via thebabewiththepowerofvoodoo)
Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.