„I have read my books by many lights, hoarding their beauty, their wit or wisdom against the dark days when I would have no book, nor a place to read.“

Quelle: Education of a Wandering Man (1989), Ch. 11
Kontext: How much of what we do is free will, and how much is programmed in our genes? Why is each people so narrow that it believes that it, and it alone, has all the answers?
In religion, is there but one road to salvation? Or are there many, all equally good, all going in the same general direction?
I have read my books by many lights, hoarding their beauty, their wit or wisdom against the dark days when I would have no book, nor a place to read. I have known hunger of the belly kind many times over, but I have known a worse hunger: the need to know and to learn.

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—  Cassandra Clare, buch Clockwork Princess

Quelle: The Infernal Devices, Clockwork Princess (2013), p. 539, spoken by Will
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Kontext: I recall what you said to me once, that words have the power to change us. Your words have changed me, Tess; they have made me a better man than I would have been otherwise. Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read. I would read them together with you, as many as I can, before I die.

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—  Debbie Dadey American children's writer 1959

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—  Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India 1950

2011, Interview with C. S. S. Latha, 2011
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