Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Quote for the Day

Dort, wo man B├╝cher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen.--Heinrich Heine

("Where they burn books, they will ultimately also burn people.")

Historical note!
Heine was a Jewish cum Protestant Romantic poet living in Germany in the early half of the 19th century. The quote was actually in reference to the Spanish Inquisition, and the burning of the Qur'an.

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"Wicked people never have time for reading. It's one of the reasons for their wickedness." —Lemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril.