Carl Sagan quote ~ The magic of books

Carl Sagan quote ~ The magic of books

As a lifelong bibliophile, this quote about books from Carl Sagan made me pause and look at my library with wonder.

“A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called ‘leaves’) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person—perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic.”

— Carl Sagan, Cosmos

via Joshua McGee (mcgeesorg) tweet: Carl #Sagan’s awesome #quote on #book(s)

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