As it turns out, I don’t actually have that many quotes about books and reading in my quote journal. Perhaps that is because I collect most of my quotes from things I read, and I haven’t read that many books that are about books (of course, a book doesn’t have to be about books to have a good quote about books). Anyway, I could of course look up quotes online but I enjoy quotes more if my first encounter with them is in context, rather than in an online quote database. All of this is just to preface and justify the fact that today’s quote is from the same source as one of the earlier quotes this week, The Haunted Bookshop:
Between ourselves, there is no such thing, abstractly, as a ‘good’ book. A book is ‘good’ only when it meets some human hunger or refutes some human error.
– Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop