Books and school are great for learning but there is no substitute for life and living to provide a real education.
I am grateful to all my readers; you inspired me to keep writing.
I am trying to sell beauty.
Worst that you can do to me is not buy it!
Self learner; reading.
We read to learn.
The pleasure of reading is the greatest solitude.
This was like watching murder. Defilement. And it was something worse than either of those things. Even among his family, black trade as they were, books were holy things.
Such perfect little circles are impossible to maintain.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. That’s the world of hicks and slobs. Real people would be ashamed of themselves doing that. Haven’t you noticed, Watanabe? You and I are the only real ones in the dorm. The other guys are crap.
They’re old enough to know how the world really works, so why are they so stupid? It’s easy to talk big, but the important thing is whether or not you can clean up the shit.