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Clarence Darrow

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At the top of every page is one of my favourite quotes about literacy or learning (randomly generated). Here’s the complete list, in no particular order:
  • I was reading a book, “the history of glue” – I couldn’t put it down.

    Tim Vine

  • I don’t believe that libraries should be drab places where people sit in silence, and that’s been the main reason for our policy of employing wild animals as librarians.

    – Monty Python

  • The test of a good story is in how much good stuff you can leave out.

    – Ernest Hemmingway

  • And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed)

    – Dr. Suess

  • Write the novel you are desperate to read.

    – Susan Isaacs

  • Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.

    Clarence Darrow

  • I have no special gift. I am only passionately curious.

    – Albert Einstein

  • Those who cannot imagine, cannot read.

    – Eliot Eisner

  • Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.

    – Emilie Buchwald

  • A house without books is like a room without windows.

    – Heinrich Mann

  • A library without a librarian is a reading room.

    – Jenny Garcia (University of Wyoming)

  • Adversity is just change that we have not adapted to.

    – Aimee Mullins

  • You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.

    – George W. Bush

  • Words are the voice of the heart.

    – Confucius

  • And then the year is over, and her job is done. But the plants will keep growing, uncurling their stems, stretching their leaves outward and showing their faces to the sun.

    – Edith Pattou

  • I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.

    – Jorge Luis Borges

  • Story is a basic way of organizing our human experiences, a framework for learning. We search for our own stories in the stories of others.

    – David Booth

  • A room without books is as a body without a soul.

    – Cicero

  • Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.

    – Groucho Marx

  • I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed-reading accident. I hit a bookmark.

    Steven Wright

  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

    – Gandhi

  • The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.

    – John Lubbock

  • Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.

    – Grace Slick

  • Fiction allows us to slide into these other heads, these other places, and look out through other eyes.

    – Neil Gaiman

  • Don’t just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.

    – George Carlin

At the top of every page is a photo on my bookshelf, in random order. Here's the full gallery.

The first few rows are clickable, for a larger picture.

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