Monday, April 13, 2009

New life

"When you sell a man a book, you don’t sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue— you sell him a whole new life."
— Christopher Morley
(Found out about this via Kristie.)

And I'd argue that it holds true not just with books, but with any written word – especially newspapers and magazines – which is why people should gladly continue to finance the craft of the wordsmith. Literacy is a beautiful thing, and it is more beautiful still when commanded skillfully.

Words bring gifts that are priceless, and the pittance that is required for their production is so small that it's almost like getting the whole world for a penny.

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