“Books are attracted to me. They make a beeline for me… like magic flowers they unfold their petals to show me the vital thought, the suggestive word, the… “

Art of Quotation

“Books are attracted to me. They make a beeline for me, and stick to me. I have been so fond of them that at last they have begun to reciprocate. In my hands books burst like ripe fruit. Like magic flowers they unfold their petals to show me the vital thought, the suggestive word, the confirming quotation, the decisive illustration.”

— Sergei Eisenstein, Director, Russian, filmmaker


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