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it made my heart beat

Happiness hurts.
It makes one sensitive and sad.

    "A library is many things. It’s a place to go, to get in out of the rain. It’s a place to go if you want to sit and think. But particularly it is a place where books live, and where you can get in touch with other people, and other thoughts, through books… A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your questions answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people — people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book."
    From a 1971 open letter E.B. White wrote to the children of Troy, Michigan upon the opening of the state’s first public library (via irisblasi)
    — 2 years ago with 13 notes
    #EB White  #library 
    "But at night, when the library lamps are lit, the outside world disappears and nothing but the space of books remains in existence."
    Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night (via excessivebookshelf)

    (via bookoasis-deactivated20120227)

    — 2 years ago with 186 notes
    #Alberto Manguel  #books  #library  #lit  #night  #reading