A Quote by Leo Calvin Rosten on books, darkness, envy, madness, wonder, and words

In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed.

Leo Calvin Rosten (1908 - 1997)

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