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Re: A Room Without Books Is Like A Day Without Sunshine

Posted by ESC on January 28, 2005

In Reply to: Origin: A Room Without Books Is Like A Day Without Sunshine posted by Steve Eichner on January 28, 2005

: I have heard this expression used since I was a young child--almost 60 years ago. Does anyone have any info on its origins? Thanks.

According to the Amazon.com magnet on my frig, a similar phrase is attributed to Cicero: "A room without books is like a body without a soul."