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Christopher Morley

Geburtstag: 5. Mai 1890
Todesdatum: 28. März 1957
Andere Namen: Christopher Darlington Morley

Christopher Darlington Morley war amerikanischer Herausgeber, Schriftsteller und Sherlockianer.

Photo: Unknown author / Public domain

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The Haunted Bookshop
Christopher Morley

„That's what makes it worth while — I'm doing something that nobody else from Nazareth, Maine, to Walla Walla, Washington, has ever thought of.“

—  Christopher Morley, buch Parnassus on Wheels

Parnassus on Wheels (1917)
Kontext: "Lord!" he said, "when you sell a man a book you don't sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue — you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night — there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book I mean. Jiminy! If I were the baker or the butcher or the broom huckster, people would run to the gate when I came by — just waiting for my stuff. And here I go loaded with everlasting salvation — yes, ma'am, salvation for their little, stunted minds — and it's hard to make 'em see it. That's what makes it worth while — I'm doing something that nobody else from Nazareth, Maine, to Walla Walla, Washington, has ever thought of. It's a new field, but by the bones of Whitman, it's worth while. That's what this country needs — more books!"

„Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years.“

—  Christopher Morley, buch The Haunted Bookshop

The Haunted Bookshop (1919)
Kontext: Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.

„But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.“

—  Christopher Morley, buch The Haunted Bookshop

The Haunted Bookshop (1919)
Kontext: Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.

„When you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.“

—  Christopher Morley, buch Parnassus on Wheels

Variante: When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book I mean.
Quelle: Parnassus on Wheels

„There is only one success … to be able to spend your life in your own way.“

—  Christopher Morley, Where the Blue Begins

Where the Blue Begins (1922)

„There is indeed a heaven on this earth, a heaven which we inhabit when we read a good book.“

—  Christopher Morley, buch The Haunted Bookshop

Quelle: The Haunted Bookshop

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