Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
~ Ezra Pound (October 30, 1885 - November 01, 1972)
~ José Martí (January 28, 1853 - May 19, 1895)
My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety.
~ Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (June 09, 1836 - December 17, 1917)