Quote by Maya Angelou
Yes. ANY book. Any book (or magazine, newspaper, blog or other reading matter).
"Libraries raised me. I don’t believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don’t have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn’t go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years."
"Inevitably, everywhere—(yes, I can be quoted on this!)—the very nicest people you meet are likely to be librarians."
"This is the best time in history to be a creative person, because all you need is an idea and a lot of hard work. You don’t have to go impress one person who is a gatekeeper; you just have to be awesome in your own way, and get your creation in front of an audience. The old media Empire doesn’t know how to adapt to this, which is one of the reasons I believe they are trying to pass laws to crush the rebels, instead of adapting to make the revolution unnecessary."
Take lord of the Rings for example, there’s a lot of truth to be found within it’s pages. Can anyone honestly tell me that there is history be be found in Tolkien’s work? Just look at the maps in the back of the books, NO ONE can make that up!
"All ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources."
"Libraries aren’t just the mark of a civilized society — assembling, curating and disseminating knowledge to all comers! — they’re also a cheapskate’s best friend. Anyone who’s interested in saving money probably already knows about the free Internet access, daily newspapers, DVD and audiobook borrowing, and book lending (duh). But local libraries go beyond that — many host community meetings, book readings for kids, author signings, and workshops, as well as providing free or low-cost meeting spaces."
"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."
Elmore Leonard’s Writing Advice