The written word is all that stands between memory and oblivion. Without books as our anchors, we are cast adrift, neither teaching nor learning. They are windows on the past, mirrors on the present, and prisms reflecting all possible futures. Books are lighthouses, erected in the dark sea of time.
Now available on Youtube. To get the quote above, to go to 21:30 in this video:
Tip of the old scrub brush to James Kessler.