Thursday, March 12, 2009

Books & Civilization

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.

~Barbara Wertheim Tuchman~


From: http://www.mackaycartoons.net/

15 comments:

  1. Oh I love this!! And the picture is just great =)

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  2. I love the picture! And the quote is great - a definite keeper! :)

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  3. I've always loved this quote. I actually have a small framed copy on my desk in the library.

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  4. I'm a huge fan of Tuchman and this is a GREAT quote. :)

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  5. Really like both the quote and the pciture!

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  6. That's a great quote! And I like the pic too.

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  7. Great quote and the graphic is fantastic!

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  8. Wonderful quote. It might almost seem like an exaggeration at first, but the more you think about it the more you see it REALLY isn't.

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  9. How true is that quote!!? Very much so!!

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  10. So very true, Wendy! Love that illustration!

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  11. What a fantastic quote! One that you want to share with others and say--see? These books are worthwhile! :)

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  12. I'm so glad you liked it! I felt like I had to post something and so I grabbed that quote and thought the picture went well with it. Decided to post them here.

    I hope you all have a great weekend! Thank you for stopping by.

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  13. I love the quote, it is oh so true! Tuchman should know; without her we may not have connected the dots between the dark ages and the enlightenment. I love her work. And your's too:)

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