A couple of quotes about books I’ve encountered recently and wanted to keep track of:
“The book is like the spoon, scissors, the hammer, the wheel. Once invented, it cannot be improved. You cannot make a spoon that is better than a spoon… The book has been thoroughly tested, and it’s very hard to see how it could be improved on for its current purposes.” –Umberto Eco
Tipped by a nice post by Adrian Shaughnessy’s post “Books. Still not dead.” on Design Observer
And from Travis McDade’s Thieves of Book Row
“The university I attended, and still attend, is every approachable bookshelf within my knowledge.” Charles Romm, (alas a notorious book thief himself).