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Helen Keller – Gracious discourse of book-friends

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Helen KellerLiterature is my utopia. Here I am not disfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

Helen Keller   (1880-1968)
The Story of My Life

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Salman Rushdie – Falling in love with a book

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Salman RushdieWhen a reader falls in love with a book, it leaves its essence inside him, like radioactive fallout in an arable field, and after that there are certain crops that will no longer grow in him, while other, stranger, more fantastic growths may occasionally be produced.

Salman Rushdie   (1947-)

Ray Bradbury – You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture

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Ray BradburyThe problem in our country isn’t with books being banned, but with people no longer reading. Look at the magazines, the newspapers around us – it’s all junk, all trash, tidbits of news. The average TV ad has 120 images a minute. Everything just falls off your mind. You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

Ray Bradbury