Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Quote of the Day (Virginia Woolf, on How to Destroy ‘The Spirit of Freedom’ in Libraries)

“To admit authorities, however heavily furred and gowned, into our libraries and let them tell us how to read, what to read, what value to place upon what we read, is to destroy the spirit of freedom which is the breath of those sanctuaries. Everywhere else we may be bound by laws and conventions—there we have none.”—English novelist-essayist Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), The Second Common Reader (1929)

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