Italo Calvino

What makes lovemaking and reading resemble each other most is that within both of them times and spaces open, different from measurable time and space.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Garden and Library

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”


“A home without books is like a body without soul.”

Desiderius Erasmus

“Your library is your paradise.”

Gustave Flaubert

“What better occupation, really, than to spend the evening by the fireside with a book, with the wind beating on the windows and the lamp burning bright?”

Benjamin Franklin

“A House is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.”