Without Books

I cannot live without books.

Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to John Adams (June 10, 1815), quoted in What Liberals Believe, page 164, edited by William Martin

Thomas Jefferson

About jeneanecommonplacebook

What Is a Commonplace Book? A commonplace book is someone’s personal collection of quotes, witticisms, observances, poems, and even graffiti that have inspired them, made them laugh or touched them in some way. Many famous people throughout history have had commonplace books, such as Thomas Jefferson, John Milton, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, and the scientist, Carl Linnaeus. I began my commonplace books while I was in junior high school in the early 1970’s and so I have almost 50 years of quotes about such a wide variety of topics told in ways more eloquent, wise or humorous than anything I could ever come up with. And it’s wonderful that in this type of blog, I can also include some of my favorite artists and their artwork as well. I'm almost 60 years old with a daughter, 3 granddaughters, and a kitty-cat. I live in beautiful Bay City, MI. I have 2 associate degrees with additional college credits and hopefully I will be able to complete my goal of obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. (Life keeps getting in the way). I enjoy literature, horse racing, baseball, NFL football, The Olympics, astronomy, history (particularly Irish), art, old movies, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, Unit One, science, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, U2, The Doors, oh and so much more! I have very eclectic and prolific interests. If you would like to check out my personal writings, please go to jeneanebehmeswritings.wordpress.com
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3 Responses to Without Books

  1. aruna3 says:

    yes. books r true friend of man n like as window from where comming wind makes fresh d mind of person. they guide well ones life.

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    • Oh yes, I certainly agree with you! If for some strange reason all of our world’s books were destroyed at once, humans would be lost, forever, without all of that built-upon knowledge accumlulated over the ages. We lost so much knowledge before from the Chinese, the Greeks, the Egyptians, the Romans during the Dark Ages when libraries in many countries were destroyed for ignorant fear of the information they contained. Humans lost so much irreplaceable knowledge most especially when the library at Alexandria in Egypt was destroyed.


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