To read books seriously is to be staggered by the knowledge of how many more books will remain beyond your ken. It’s like looking up at the star-filled sky.
It’s like being an ant crossing the road.
A good bibliography does not assure good understanding of the issue.
—Robert K. Arakaki
Book-giving, book-borrowing and book-stealing more or less even out. I possess books that do not strictly speaking belong to me, but many other people also have books of mine. . .
Never lend a book without an acknowledgement. . . Do not allow your books to get damp, as they soon mildew. . . Do not allow books to be very long in a too warm place. . . Do not, in reading, turn down the corners of the leaves; do not wet your finger to turn a leaf. . . Never pull a book from the shelf by the head-band; do not toast them over the fire, or sit on them. . .