Among Others

Among Others - Jo Walton Quotes:

"Interlibrary loans are a wonder of the world and a glory of civilization." (p.59)

"Libraries really are wonderful. They're better than bookshops, even. I mean bookshops make a profit on selling you books, but libraries just sit there lending you books quietly out of the goodness of their hearts." (p.59)

"Reading [Lord of the Rings] is like being there. It's like finding a magic spring in a desert. It has everything. (Except lust, Daniel said. But it has Wormtongue. It is an oasis for the soul. Even now I can always retreat into Middle Earth and be happy." (p.104)

"If I were omnipotent and omnibenevolent I wouldn't be so damn ineffable" (about God), (p.111)

"It doesn't matter. I have books, new books, and I can bear anything as long as there are books."