18 October 2012

Simple Pleasures

R. C. Trevelyan, "Simple Pleasures," in Horizon (November 1941), pp. 304-313:
To lie on a sofa looking at the varied decorations of one's bookshelves. But this may easily become a complex emotion of pleasure or regret; the pleasure and pride of a collector and possessor, or regret at having read so few of the books, or the thought that so many are not worth the trouble of reading.
Félix Vallotton, Le Bibliophile (1911)