Alberto Manguel Quotes

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In any of my pages in any of my books may life a perfect account of my secret experience of the world. -Alberto Manguel
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Evil requires no reason. -Alberto Manguel
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Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know. -Alberto Manguel
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I like to imagine that, on the day after my last, my library and I will crumble together, so that even when I am no more I'll still be with my books. -Alberto Manguel
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At night, here in the library, the ghosts have voices. -Alberto Manguel
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But at night, when the library lamps are lit, the outside world disappears and nothing but the space of books remains in existence. -Alberto Manguel
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In a library, no empty shelf remains empty for long. -Alberto Manguel
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During the day, the library is a realm of order. -Alberto Manguel
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Each book was a world unto itself, and in it I took refuge. -Alberto Manguel
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Every reader exists to ensure for a certain book a modest immortality. Reading is, in this sense, a ritual of rebirth. -Alberto Manguel
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Readers are bullied in schoolyards and in locker-rooms as much as in government offices and prisons. -Alberto Manguel
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But a reader's ambition knows no bounds. -Alberto Manguel
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Every reader has found charms by which to secure possession of a page that, by magic, becomes as if never read before, fresh and immaculate. -Alberto Manguel
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If justice takes place, there may be hope, even in the face of a seemingly capricious divinity. -Alberto Manguel
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Immaterial as water, too vast for any mortal apprehension, the Web's outstanding qualities allow us to confuse the ungraspable with the eternal. -Alberto Manguel
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I wanted to live among books. -Alberto Manguel
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Unpacking books is a revelatory activity. -Alberto Manguel
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Readers, censors know, are defined by the books they read. -Alberto Manguel
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Books have long been instruments of the divinatory arts. -Alberto Manguel
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Deserted libraries hold the shades of writers who worked within, and are haunted by their absence. -Alberto Manguel
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If every library is in some sense a reflection of its readers, it is also an image of that which we are not, and cannot be. -Alberto Manguel
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There is a line of poetry, a sentence in a fable, a word in an essay, by which my existence is justified; find that line, and immortality is assured. -Alberto Manguel
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