Thursday, October 02, 2008

Food for Thought

"The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame."
-- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

"One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present."
-- Golda Meir, Israeli political leader (1898-1978)

"Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance."
-- Lyndon Baines Johnson, February 11, 1964

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

"Don't join the book burners. Don't think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed."
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower, speech at Dartmouth College, June 14, 1953

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
-- Romans 8:38, 39

"I'm pretty sure that includes books and ideas too."
-- Lisa Burley, right here, right now.


Anonymous said...

great stuff!

Becca said...

Did you know they're making a movie of The Picture of Dorian Grey? I don't know much about it other than that the guy who played Prince Caspian is playing Dorian (which I'm having a really hard time seeing...) should link to my blog in your sidebar since I'm actually using it now and such.