October 4, 2011

Quote Garden - The Book Collector

Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.
Jeanette Winterson

After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.
Albert Camus

To build up a library is to create a life. It's never just a random collections of books.
Carlos María Domínguez

Book collecting is a full-time occupation, and one wouldn't get far if one took time off for frivolities like reading.
A.N.L. Munby

When we are collecting books, we are collecting happiness.
Vincent Starrett


  1. I love the Winterson quote! It rings SO true. People who aren't bibliophiles just don't "get" it. I have regular collections and other hobbies, and my books are just not the same.

  2. Well, Winterson always says it best :) This quote is taken from Art Objects :)