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Deborah Meyler Quotes

When you take into account ebooks and Kindles and such, were doing pretty good.
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We're high on the adrenaline of feeling, even though we know it's fleeting and evanescence. And we're getting worse
checking texts and emails and Facebook every five minutes, always searching for that next hit of feeling, that next morsel of approval.

— Deborah Meyler

Aristotle didn't have a problem with abortion," she says.
"Oh, well, good, that's a comfort," I say.

— Deborah Meyler

One age might pass over what another prized, and the next age might then revere it

— Deborah Meyler

There is the smell, too, of course
the reassuring smell of paper, new paper, soft old paper, recalling each person to the first time they really did press their nose into a book.

— Deborah Meyler

I think there is no difference between love and infatuation. If it works out, we call it love; if it doesn't, we shrug our shoulders and say it was infatuation. It's a hindsight word.

— Deborah Meyler

Things didn't seem promising initially. I arrived like everyone else did, after swearing that I wasn't a spy or guilty of moral turpitude, and that I hadn't got any snails. In the first, bewildering minutes outside JFK, on a Friday night in the rain, I stared out at veering yellow cabs, airport staff screaming abuse at cowboy operators, sleek limos nosing along the bedlam, the whole teetering on the brink of chaos. I thought, as many people do, This is impossible. I won't be able to manage this. But then, we do manage- we manage to get into the city without being murdered, and wake up the next day still alive, and shortly afterwards we are striding down Broadway in the sun.

— Deborah Meyler

Americans have all these classes that mean they just know odd things, so engineers know about William Blake and poets know about analytical geometry. She probably took one on Aristotle and the politics of gender.

— Deborah Meyler

Used" is such an odd word, so much stranger than "secondhand." A prefix for condoms, and there's a certain squalor attached to the idea of reusing those. "Used books," as if someone else has had the best of them and you get the sere husk, or the lees, as if a book isn't the one thing, the one product, that is forever new. There's no such thing as a used book. Or there's no such thing as a book if it's not being used. I

— Deborah Meyler

People write for ego gratification, not money.

— Deborah Meyler

It's a nebulous thing, but it is my belief-my experience also-that women do not have the need to collect that men have.

— Deborah Meyler

These books ... , she begins, and stops. I am frightened for her, for myself decades from now, struggling to retain dignity with two strangers as they take away my books. I can see the straight line to her grave, to mine.

— Deborah Meyler

Another person closes you off from the world, but without anyone else there you are like a grain of pollen, vulnerable to or open to all these fleeting relationships. After

— Deborah Meyler

I glance back as I am pulling the door shut. I can see Mrs. Kasperek on her bed, in the apartment denuded of the books that were all her life.

— Deborah Meyler

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