Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.Rate it:(3.00 / 2 votes)Say it

Henry David Thoreau

United States writer and social critic (1817-1862)

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