"Something will be offensive to someone in every book, so you've got to fight it." Judy Blume
We just need to be true to ourselves, not in a malicious sort of way but also not taking any nonsense from others.
"We use the word 'classic' of a book that takes the form of an equivalent to the universe, on a level with the ancient talismans. With this definition we are approaching the idea of the 'total book' as Mallarmé conceived of it." Italo Calvino
I use the word "classic" for any book that is older than a hundred years and still reads as if it were written only yesterday.
"Reading a book is looking into someone else's life, and you're damn lucky to experience so many lives in your lifetime." www.bookishelf.com *
Well said. Experience many lives, experience many ages, travelling to many, many countries. What could be better and easier?
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* [If anyone can tell me the originator of this quote, I'd be very thankful and would happily include the name.]