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King George VI: Listen to Me! Listen to Me! Lionel Logue: Why would I waste my time listening to you? King George VI: because I have a voice! Lionel Logue: Yes you do. From The King's Speech.
Oh for a book and a shady nook either indoors or out with the green leaves whispering overhead or the street cries all about where I may read at all my ease both of the new and old for a jolly good book whereon to look is better to me than gold John Wilson, 1785 - 1854
A large, still book is a piece of quietness, succulent and nourishing in a noisy world, which I approach and imbibe with "a sort of greedy enjoyment," as Marcel Proust said of those rooms of his old home whose air was "saturated with the bouquet of silence." ― Holbrook Jackson