AS Akintoye Surdeec4bliss

Trust me, I'm one of the most difficult people to convince, but I can't help agreeing with these:

'The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man; nothing else that he builds ever lasts. Monuments fall; nations perish; civilizations grow old and die out. After an era of darkness, new races build others; but in the world of books are volumes that live on still as young and fresh as the day they were written, still telling men's hearts of the hearts of men centuries dead.' [Clarence Day]

'It's chiefly through books that we have intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours. God be thanked for books. They are the voices of the distant and the dead, making us heirs of the spiritual life of part ages.' [William Ellery Channing]

'Perhaps no other thing has such power to lift the poor out of his poverty, the wretched out of his misery, to make the burden-bearer forget his burden, the sick his suffering, the sorrower his grief, the downtrodden his degradation, as books. They are friends to the lonely, companions to the deserted, joy to the joyless, hope to the hopeless, good cheer to the disheartened, a helper to the helpless. They bring light into darkness, and sunshine into shadow.' [Orison Swett Marden]

Surdeec4bliss is no more in his element than when he stumbles upon an opportunity to improve his intellect by reading a beautiful book, knowing fully well that the one able in the world that one can actually eat and still have is a book. To be Surdeec4bliss then is to be a hopelessly chronic bibliophile: someone whose greatest source of delight lies in exploring the world of books.
No ego-induced statements, no mouth-watered utterances, no self-exaltations, no trumpeting, no envy-evoking assertions, no self-adulations: being Surdeec4bliss means being a total failure in the art of deception; finding it practically impossible to sit comfortably under the roof of dishonesty.

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