„What kind of life can you have in a house without books?“

—  Sherman Alexie, livre Flight

Source: Flight

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Sherman Alexie
écrivain et cinéaste américain 1966

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„Books are the windows through which the soul looks out. A house without books is like a room without windows.“

—  Horace Mann American politician 1796 - 1859

The Duty of Owning Books (1859)
Contexte: Books are the windows through which the soul looks out. A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is a wrong to his family. He cheats them! Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it.

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„Give me a house furnished with books rather than furniture! Both, if you can, but books at any rate!“

—  Horace Mann American politician 1796 - 1859

The Duty of Owning Books (1859)
Contexte: Give me a house furnished with books rather than furniture! Both, if you can, but books at any rate! To spend several days in a friend’s house and hunger for something to read, while you are treading on costly carpets, sitting upon luxurious chairs and sleeping upon down, is as if one were bribing your body for the sake of cheating your mind.

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„The important thing, once you have enough to eat and a nice house, is what you can do for others, what you can contribute to the enterprise as a whole.“

—  Donald Ervin Knuth American computer scientist 1938

Jack Woehr. An interview with Donald Knuth http://www.drdobbs.com/an-interview-with-donald-knuth/184409858. Dr. Dobb's Journal, pages 16-22 (April 1996)

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„It's not what you will get out of the books that is so enriching - it is what the books will get out of you that will ultimately change your life“

—  Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams Reaching Your Destiny

Source: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams Reaching Your Destiny

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„Modern life demands, and is waiting for, a new kind of plan, both for the house and the city.“

—  Le Corbusier architect, designer, urbanist, and writer 1887 - 1965

Vers une architecture [Towards an Architecture] (1923)

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