Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Louis L'Amour on Success and Books

Success often means security, safety in your home, safety in your possessions. To me success has meant just two things: a good life for my family, and the money to buy books and continue the education of this wandering man who has ceased to wander except in his memory, his thoughts, and the books he writes.

Books are precious things, but more than that, they are the strong backbone of civilization. They are the thread upon which it all hangs, and they can save us when all else is lost.

Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man, Bantam 1989, p. 166.