Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gift Wrapping Paper Quotes

My room looks like a bomb-site. The parcel that I had shipped from England has arrived and I'm in the middle of the process of keeping everything away. Needless to say, I HAVE to write this post now coz I'm surrounded by things that have to be put away. :P

But, the good thing about clearing your cupboards to make space for more books is that sometimes you come upon a really really prized thing that you had kept away and re-discovered after a long time, making you very very happy! :)

This thing for me is my favourite gift wrapping paper. Yes yes, I am a soppy old fool, don't bother about me. But, I do keep all the gift wrapping papers that I get from close friends and I will preserve them for years until one day, when I won't have any place to keep them I'll have to cry my heart out to throw them out. Anyway, this particular gift wrapping paper was given to me by my cousin, Bik on Rakshabandhan last year. Now, Bik always asks me what gift I want for Rakshabandhan AND for my birthday and he always gets me just that. And, every year, I ask for books. :P So, it has been a tradition with us for last several years that we both go to Crossword and he gives me a thousand bucks. And I spend it all on books! :D But, last year, I just gave him the title of the book I wanted since none of us had time to do that trip together. So, he got it gift-wrapped in Crossword itself. And Crossword has lovely gift-wrapping paper! It is plain paper with lots of different book-quotes written on it. :D Here are the quotes:

  • Books had instant replay long before televised sports. ~ Bern Williams
  • Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures. ~ Jessamyn West
  • You can never be too thin, too rich or have too many books. ~ Carter Burden
  • I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork. ~ Peter de Vries
  • Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it is too dark to read. ~ Groucho Mark
  • The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who doesn't read them. ~ Mark Twain
  • I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. ~ Groucho Mark
  • Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. ~ Mark Twain
  • There is no spectacle that is as terrifying as the sight of a guest in your house whom you catch staring at your books. ~ Roger Rosenblatt
  • People say that life is the thing but I prefer reading. ~ Logan Pearsall Smith
  • A good novel tells us the truth about it's hero but a bad novel tells us the truth about it's author. ~ G. K. Chesterton


  1. You can never be too thin, too rich or have too many books. ~

    loved that quote.

  2. CD!!! You HAVE to show me this wrapping paper!!! Soooooonnnn! :-D

  3. @ Survivingbrain: Did you? :D My favourite one is "Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: that is the ideal life!" :D So cheeky! :D

    @ Dish: Can't believe you haven't already seen it!