"Do we write books so that
they shall merely be read?
Don't we also write them
for employment in the
household? For one that is
read from start to finish,
thousands are leafed through,
other thousands lie motionless,
others are jammed against
mouseholes, thrown at rats,
others are stood on, sat on,
drummed on, have gingerbread
baked on them or are
used to light pipes."

G. C. Lichtenberg

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