Tuesday, December 8, 2009

quotes about inspirational (page 1 of 130)

quotes about inspirational (page 1 of 130): "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.'
— Martin Luther King Jr."

Nice site, discusses books and has good lit related quotes.

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley : chapter one

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley : chapter one:

e-books be damned, there's literature out there for free on the net, you just gotta poke around!

Aldous Huxley

Chapter One

A SQUAT grey building of only thirty-four stories. Over the main entrance the words, CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING CENTRE, and, in a shield, the World State's motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY.

The enormous room on the ground floor faced towards the north. Cold for all the summer beyond the panes, for all the tropical heat of the room itself, a harsh thin light glared through the windows, hungrily seeking some draped lay figure, some pallid shape of academic goose-flesh, but finding only the glass and nickel and bleakly shining porcelain of a laboratory. Wintriness responded to wintriness. The overalls of the workers were white, their hands gloved with a pale corpse-coloured rubber. The light was frozen, dead, a ghost. Only from the yellow barrels of the microscopes did it borrow a certain rich and living substance, lying along the polished tubes like butter, streak after luscious streak in long recession down the work tables."

"And this," said the Director opening the door, "is the Fertilizing Room." "

The Modern Library | 100 Best | Novels

The Modern Library | 100 Best | Novels

I remember when this list came out, nearly 10 years ago now. I read very little of the Board's list and quite a few of the Reader's List. That fact remains true a decade in books later.

Free Classic AudioBooks. Digital narration for the 21st Century

Free Classic AudioBooks. Digital narration for the 21st Century: "More audiobooks on Page 2 and Page 3

The King James Bible

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
Treasure Island by R. L. Stevenson

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll"

Now here's a great idea. Free public domain stories to listen to on your ipod or computer. This is going to be fun to play with.