Garry Wills: Poverty

[The vow of] Poverty was not a problem—I had never wanted to own anything but books.

—Garry Wills, Why I Am A Catholic


2 comments on “Garry Wills: Poverty

  1. tony says:

    Ah yes, but owning books makes you richer that Bill Gates. If you were as poor as St Francis, or only so poor that you owned only ONE book, which would it be?

  2. Sylvia says:

    The Bible, of course! But if I could have two books, I'd probably be boring and pick something practical about how to survive with no money. Three books and I'd pick a spiritual classic, like The Interior Castle or the Dao De Jing. Four books and I'd throw in some Austen, Brontë, or E.M Forster. Five books… maybe Shakespeare? Well, let's just hope it doesn't come to that!

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