The books he read as a scholar, full of the wisdom of the ancients, must have been balanced in his mind by the questions left unanswered and the treatises never written. His own library of parchment and paper was grounded by his imaginary library of forgotten or neglected subjects of study and reflection.

Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night [Bookshop, Amazon, Publisher]

Hermetic quote Manguel Library parchment paper imaginary forgotten neglected