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.”