— George Sand, Mauprat
Mauprat, ch. 11 (1837); Matilda M. Hays (trans.) Mauprat (London: E. Churton, 1847) p. 121
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— George Sand, Mauprat
— Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Bestselling Guide to Reading Books and Accessing Information
„The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry, and I think it's one of the reasons that some people don't like the books, but I think that it's a very healthy message to pass on to younger people that you should question authority and you should not assume that the establishment or the press tells you all of the truth.“
— Joanne K. Rowling British novelist, author of the Harry Potter series 1965
Context: I think most of us if you were asked to name a very evil regime would think of Nazi Germany. … I wanted Harry to leave our world and find exactly the same problems in the Wizarding world. So you have to the intent to impose a hierarchy, you have bigotry, and this notion of purity, which is a great fallacy, but it crops up all over the world. People like to think themselves superior and that if they can pride themselves on nothing else, they can pride themselves on perceived purity. … The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry, and I think it's one of the reasons that some people don't like the books, but I think that it's a very healthy message to pass on to younger people that you should question authority and you should not assume that the establishment or the press tells you all of the truth. J. K. Rowling, as quoted in Harry Potter's Bookshelf : The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures (2009) by John Granger <!-- also partly in Biography Today : Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers Vol. 17, Issue 1 (2008), p. 142 -->
„Human minds are more full of mysteries than any written book and more changeable than the cloud shapes in the air.“
— Louisa May Alcott, The Abbot's Ghost: A Christmas Story
„(on "I Don't Get Down Like That" the Swedish group Play pop song) There comes a day when you realise turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realise there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.“
— Zayn Malik British singer 1993
As himself talking about it being a yearbook, on 2017-05-10, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/nobodys-reached-out--zayn-maliks-best-quotes/zayn-malik-in-quotes3/
— John Desmond Bernal British scientist 1901 - 1971
— Karl Lagerfeld German fashion designer 1933 - 2019
„Be true to yourself.
Make each day your masterpiece.
Drink deeply from good books.
Make friendship a fine art.
Build a shelter against a rainy day.
Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.“
— John Wooden American basketball coach 1910 - 2010
„Books are infinite in number and time is short. The secret of knowledge is to take what is essential. Take that and try to live up to it.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
— Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
— Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature
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