Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.
To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength.
Unless their use by readers bring them to life, books are indeed dead things.
Unless Indeed Their
What makes a book great, a so-called classic, it its quality of always being modern, of its author, though he be long dead, continuing to speak to each new generation.
Long Always Continuing
Books themselves need no defense. Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die, they remain constant.
Go Defense Come And Go
No university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library... When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end.
Library Civilization Ever