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"What an astonishing thing a book is.
It's a flat object made from a tree
on which are imprinted
lots of funny dark squiggles.
But one glance at it and you're
inside the mind of another person,
maybe somebody dead
for thousands of years.
Across the millennia,
an author is speaking
clearly and silently inside your head,
directly to you.
Writing is perhaps
the greatest of human inventions,
binding together people
who never knew each other,
citizens of distant epochs.
Books break the shackles of time.
A book is proof that humans
are capable of working magic."
~ Carl Sagan
What a great quote for book lovers everywhere! :)