A reader who reads carefully, reflects, engages in lively conversation with other readers, remembers, and re-reads can become acquainted with a thousand books in a lifetime..... But there are millions of books for sale. ....There are more books to contemplate than stars in a night on the high seas. In this immensity, how is a reader to find his personal constellation, those books that will put his life in communication with the universe?"
--Gabriel Zaid, So Many Books (via Book World, where many other Zaid quotes can be found. Why, oh why don't the libraries in this town have this book?!?)