Quote of the day

“Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.”  ~Paul Valery (1871 – 1945)


One thought on “Quote of the day

  1. Books are a crucial medium of knowledge transfer. Sacrates said that the ultimate good was knowledge. He followed by saying the ultimate evil is ignorance. There are parts of the world where only religious book content is taught to students. This invariably results in an underdeveloped mind becuase no one book can contain all the information that a mind needs to develop properly.

    As far as content goes I hope the literary world will find (and retain) the courage to write visionary and, if necessary, inflammatory material – as long as the goal is evolving peoples mind and helping them see the truth – because our world is in peril. Not because of the content of books but because of the lack of courage in many authors that write them. Take a risk, rock the pillars of heaven; elevate the level of public debate; get people excited; make them want to amass more knowledge.

    Knowledge is the ultimate power but is scorned as not cool today by a new generation. Problem solving and gaining control of our emotions comes from the amassing of knowledge – knowledge that lets us see a multitude of alternatives and apply better judgement.

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