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