„Back to culture. Yes, actually to culture. You can’t consume much if you sit still and read books.“

—  Aldous Huxley, livro Admirável Mundo Novo

Variante: You can't consume much if you sit still and read books.
Fonte: Brave New World (1932), Ch. 3<!-- p. 50 -->

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„A culture-bearing book, like a mule, bears the culture on its back. No one should sit down to write one deliberately. Culture-bearing books occur almost accidentally, like a sudden change in the stock market.“

—  Robert M. Pirsig, livro Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Contexto: A culture-bearing book, like a mule, bears the culture on its back. No one should sit down to write one deliberately. Culture-bearing books occur almost accidentally, like a sudden change in the stock market. There are books of high quality that are an part of the culture, but that is not the same. They are a part of it. They aren't carrying it anywhere. They may talk about insanity sympathetically, for example, because that's the standard cultural attitude. But they don't carry any suggestion that insanity might be something other than sickness or degeneracy.

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„You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.“

—  Ray Bradbury, livro Ray Bradbury

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Variant: We're not teaching kids to read and write and think. … There's no reason to burn books if you don't read them.
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Contexto: The problem in our country isn't with books being banned, but with people no longer reading. Look at the magazines, the newspapers around us – it's all junk, all trash, tidbits of news. The average TV ad has 120 images a minute. Everything just falls off your mind. … You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

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„I read a lot of books that are, for lack of a better word, cross-cultural.“

—  Julie Taymor American film and theatre director 1952

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Contexto: I read a lot of books that are, for lack of a better word, cross-cultural. I find movies and books that take me — transport me to another culture are the things that I'm most interested in, and always have been.

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„The portability of the book, like that of the easel-painting, added much to the new culture of individualism.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980

Fonte: 1960s, The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962), p. 233

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„you find magic wherever you look. sit back and relax. all you need is a book“

—  Dr. Seuss, livro The Cat in the Hat

Variante: You can find magic
wherever you look.
Sit back and relax,
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„You can only learn so much by reading. You cannot learn to ride a bicycle by reading a book.“

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„Uncle Tom's Cabin was no literary masterpiece but it was a culture-bearing book. It came at a time when the entire culture was about to reject slavery.“

—  Robert M. Pirsig, livro Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Contexto: Uncle Tom's Cabin was no literary masterpiece but it was a culture-bearing book. It came at a time when the entire culture was about to reject slavery. People seized upon it as a portrayal of their own new values and it became an overwhelming success.
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„Culture is knowing the best that has been thought and said in the world; in other words, culture means reading, not idle and casual reading, but reading that is controlled and directed by a definite purpose.“

—  Albert Jay Nock American journalist 1870 - 1945

Fonte: Memoirs of a Superfluous Man (1943), p. 194
Contexto: Culture is knowing the best that has been thought and said in the world; in other words, culture means reading, not idle and casual reading, but reading that is controlled and directed by a definite purpose. Reading, so understood, is difficult, and contrary to an almost universal belief, those who can do it are very few. I have already remarked the fact that there is no more groundless assumption than that literacy carries with it the ability to read. At the age of seventy-nine Goethe said that those who make this assumption "do not know what time and trouble it costs to learn to read. I have been working at it for eighteen years, and I can't say yet that I am completely successful."

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