So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
go throw your TV set away,
and in its place you can install,
a lovely bookshelf on the wall.

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explore-blog:

Timeless wisdom on writing and the creative life from Italo Calvino, born on this day in 1923 – a fine addition to our ongoing archive of sage life-advice.

explore-blog:

Timeless wisdom on writing and the creative life from Italo Calvino, born on this day in 1923 – a fine addition to our ongoing archive of sage life-advice.

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Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path.
Carl Sagan. Happy International Literacy Day! (via doubledaybooks)

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lemonysnicketlibrary:

"Keep anyone with whom you can read in silence."
—Lemony Snicket

lemonysnicketlibrary:

"Keep anyone with whom you can read in silence."

Lemony Snicket

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