Milton’s quotes about books

“For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.”

John Milton , Areopagitica 

” Un buon libro è la preziosa linfa vitale di uno spirito maestro ”