Those people who say that words have no power know nothing of the nature of words. Words, well placed, can end a regime; can turn affection to hatred; can start a religion or even a war. Words are the shepherds of lies; they lead the best of us to the slaughter.
Reading a good book is a universal activity, and people read while they do just about everything else.
It's not the books!
- Mum: Your bookshelves are sagging. You should move / give away some of the books.
- Me: It's not the books - the bookshelves are defective!
- (walks off in a huff)
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