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For the love of the Book

Recently I have been running across some wonderful quotes about the importance of books, so I thought I would share…

“There is nothing more beautiful than the book. Please don’t abandon the book.”

~Pattie Smith after receiving the National Book Award

Blue Bicycle Books

“Someone said to me, these libraries aren’t important anymore, because you can get it all online,” he said, gazing at the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. “But you can’t. If you Google an artist and Google the images, you get no information — you don’t get where the painting is, you don’t get the medium, you don’t get thesizes, you don’t get the provenance. So these libraries are really important.”

~ Steve Martin in an article by the New York Times about his upcoming book about the gallery world

He also said this about buying & owning art

“It’s absolutely great to live with,” Mr. Martin said. “It’s better than television. There’s not a day I don’t look at or spend some amount of time with an artwork.”

…. love him

 

 

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