World Book Day 2014. Do you remember this quote by Confucius? You cannot open a book without learning something. I think it’s a great truth and tomorrow, 23 April 2014, we celebrate The Book Day. Great!
World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995. From then, every April 23 the world promotes reading, publishing and copyright. The event is organized by UNESCO.
In the United Kingdom, the day is recognized on the first Thursday in March.
Why this day?
Because April 23 marks the anniversary of the birth or death of a range of well-known writers, including Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Maurice Druon, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Haldor Kiljan Laxness, Manuel Mejía Vallejo, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and William Shakespeare.
Enjoy your Book Day, Yareah friends. Give a book to your friends… and maybe a rose or a kiss too!
Art is everywhere and up to you!
Some quotes about books:
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital. Thomas Jefferson.
The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most. Confucius.
Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once. Audrey Hepburn.
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. Friedrich Nietzsche.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. Oscar Wilde.
And how about you? Share your opinion in The Book Day.