Sunday Book-Thought 37

And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.
So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.
Kurt Vonnegut

Sunday Book-Thought 28

Do you know any kid in the world who wants to grow up and be like Richard M. Nixon?
We yippies are cocky because we know HISTORY WILL ABSOLVE US.
The history books will see us – the freeks, not the straights – as the heroes of the 1970’s.
We know that because we are going to write the history books.
Jerry Rubin