Too Busy to Blog

“Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector’s passion borders on the chaos of memories.  More than that: the chance, the fate, that suffuse the past before my eyes are conspicuously present in the accustomed confusion of these books.  For what else is this collection but a disorder to which habit has accommodated itself to such an extent that it can appear as order?”

Walter Benjamin, Unpacking my Library: A Talk about Book Collecting (1931)

5 Responses to Too Busy to Blog

  1. steph says:

    I hear you about the being too busy part. So why am I blogging? I need to get back to proofing!!

    Ah, great quote.

  2. Nathalie Foy says:

    There is a great book I’ve seen (and resisted buying) called Unpacking My Library: Architects and Their Books. You can have a peek at the photos at

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