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Geraint and Enid Ride Away

Gustave Doré

"Idylls of the King" Series

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"Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature."

- T. S. Eliot

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“ Literature is nothing but carpentry… Both are very hard work. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood… I never have done any carpentry, but it’s the job I admire most. ”

—    Gabriel García Márquez

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"These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.  From each of them goes out its own voice… and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart."  

~ Gilbert Highet

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Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.”

- T.S. Eliot 

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“ I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open, for the first time, to the gentle indifference of the world. ”

—    The Outsider, Albert Camus (via drunkonliterature)

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If a nation’s literature declines, the nation atrophies and decays.”

- Ezra Pound 

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What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote.  ~E.M. Forster

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