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Surrey, B.C., Canada
I have always been an avid reader and history has always been a passion of mine. I am a huge historical fiction fan, who also enjoys reading gothic tales with chills and thrills, mystery and suspense and who loves stepping back in time..... A quote I once read stated: I don't live in the past..the past lives in me!.. Perhaps that's why I am a Family History/Genealogy Addict too!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Book Quotes from the Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Quote from 'Shadows of the Wind' by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

...“Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.”...

"Few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart."

"I felt myself surrounded by millions of abandoned pages, by worlds and souls without an owner sinking in an ocean of darkness, while the world that throbbed outside the library seemed to be losing its memory."

"A story is a letter the author writes to himself to tell himself things he would be unable to discover otherwise."

"The art of reading is slowly dying, that it's an intimate ritual, that a book is a mirror that offers us only what we carry inside us, that when we read, we do it with all our heart and mind, and great readers are becoming more scarce by the day."

"I was raised among books, making invisible friends in pages that seemed cast from dust and whose smell I carry on my hands to this day."

1 comment:

  1. Carlos Ruiz Zafon is one of my favourite authors. He uses language so wonderfully, like he is weaving a rich tapestry. You have picked out some wonderful quotes there. x