People and books

Of all the inanimate objects, of all men’s creations, books are the nearest to us, for they contain our very thoughts, our ambitions, our indignations, our illusions, our fidelity to truth, and our persistent leaning toward error. But most of all they resemble us their precarious hold on life.

Joseph Conrad – born Josef Teodor Nalecz Konrad Kerzeniowski, Polish-born British writer (1857-1924)