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What an astonishing thing a book is.

"What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic."

 

Fonte: Carl Sagan - Cosmos, Part 11: The Persistence of Memory

Via: James Clear, newsletter 28.05.2020

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The executioner has turned away, modestly, and already handed over this sword. His assistant is approaching the corpse but the four women are there first, blocking him with their bodies. One of them says fiercely, "We do not want men to handle her".

 

Bring up the bodies - Hilary Mantel

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SCRIBD - 1 mês grátis para mim e 2 para vós

Se decidirem fazer uma inscrição grátis no SCRIBD, poderiam utilizar o meu convite? Eu receberei 1 mês grátis e a/o convidada/o receberá 2 meses grátis, em vez dos habituais 30 dias grátis.https://www.scribd.com/g/62ck8b