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This Futurist Isn’t What He Used To Be

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Eden Phillpotts

There is something predatory, cruel even, about a pen suspended over a text. Like a hawk over a field, it is on the lookout for something vulnerable… 

A Weapon for Readers – Tim Parks – New York Review of Books – 3 Dec 2014

Why you should read with a pen in hand

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.

 

James Baldwin

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.

 

Joseph Joubert

The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.

 

Douglas Adams

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.

George Scialabba

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.

Eric Hoffer

Reading GK Chesterton

GK Chesterton Quotes