„I dont want to lose any of the emotion or energy. We are just testing how far we can bend pop in our direction.“

—  Paul Smith, About plans for the third album. MTV http://www.mtv.co.uk/artists/maximo-park/news/40306-maximo-park-interview
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„I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.“

—  Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
Context: Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors. The library connects us with the insights and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all of our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. Public libraries depend on voluntary contributions. I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries. p. 282

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„But now, having no true business, we pour our whole masculine energy into the false business of money-making; and having no true emotion, we must have false emotions dressed up for us to play with“

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