Saturday, February 16, 2008

from The Haunted Bookshop

"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 twenty years to blow him up with a book. But gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries." (Roger Mifflin)