Sunday Quote #17

Hi all my awesome ladies and gentle-worms

How you all doing?

My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.

Whenever I open up goodreads I keep my eyes open for interesting quote and earlier this week when I went to update my reading tracker on the app this quote came up.

A peasant that reads is a Prince in waiting

And that was all I had chance to see. I didn’t see who wrote it before it flickered off to the main screen so I did what most people do.

I googled it.

And it brought up that quote and another from a piece of work by Walter Mosley. I don’t know this guy, I’ve never heard his name before but these two quotes made me think that he is quite a smart guy.

The second quote being …

A man’s bookcase will tell you everything you’ll ever need to know about him.

Don’t you agree? Very smart.

So I dug a little deeper and it turns out that both of these quote are from a piece of text by Walter Mosley called The Long Fall.

In fact they are from the same paragraph … and the paragraph goes …

“A man’s bookcase will tell you everything you’ll ever need to know about him,” my father had told me more than once. “A businessman has business books and a dream has novels and books of poetry. Most women like reading about love, and a true revolutionary will have books about the minutiae of overthrowing the oppressor. A person with no books is inconsequential in a modern setting, but a peasant that reads is a prince in waiting.

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