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In Others’ Words

BACON, Francis “Books are true friends.”

DOWD, Maureen “When you’re young, and even at times when you’re older, it’s hard to fathom this: What needs to be nurtured is the stuff that’s different, that sets you apart from the pack, rather than the stuff that helps you blend in.”  (July 3, 2010 Op-Ed)

FULLER, R. Buckminster “We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”

PASCAL, Blaise “I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter.” (Letter 16, 1657)

TOLKIEN, J. R. R. “All who wander are not lost.”

WILDE, Oscar “Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it.”