There are two perfumes to a book. If a book is new it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better. It smells like ancient Egypt.

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Bradbury, Ray. "The Art of Fiction No. 203" Interview by Sam Weller, Paris Review no. 192, Spring 2010, www.theparisreview.org/interviews/6012/the-art-of-fiction-no-203-ray-bradbury