Friday, September 30, 2011


Poster/Lee's Summit High School, Lee's Summit, MO


Erin in Morro Bay said...

“When a library expels a book of mine and leaves an unexpurgated Bible lying around where unprotected youth and age can get hold of it, the deep unconscious irony of it delights me.” --Mark Twain

This is my favourite Banned Book quote this year.

Jayne said...

Wow. Powerful post for Banned Books week, Marylinn.

And OMG! I think I'm going to have to borrow Erin's response. I love that Twain quote! *Giggles*

(You know Ray Bradbury and I share a deep connection, right?) ;)

Marylinn Kelly said...

Erin - Best Banned Book quote I've heard. Thanks. xo

Marylinn Kelly said...

Jayne - A poster from a high school...there is hope for us all. And I'm not sure how any of us can NOT have some sort of connection with Mr. me remember yours, will you? And yes, great quote. xo

Antares Cryptos said...

Such a great quote.

Judging by the ever-increasing bestseller section in bookstores, good or great books should be added to the quote.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Antares - Yes, for kids just reading anything is a place to start. Bigger folk need to be a bit more selective, though I imagine that was what Mr. Bradbury meant to say. :D

Daniela said...

"Censorship cannot eliminate evil. It can only kill freedom. We believe Americans have the right to buy, stores have the right to sell, authors have the right to write and publishers have the right to publish Constitutionally-protected material. Period."

An excerpt from Harry Hoffman, president, Walden Book Co., Inc. (1990).

One of the beauties of American culture is the idea of freedom, however the adverse is someone quelling that notion if they don't agree with what you are proclaiming. I applaud Ray Bradbury's attempts to examine life thoroughly in Fahrenheit 451 and to the many authors whose words were silenced; may people read your work and THINK!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Daniela - Thank you for visiting and commenting. I so agree with your quote about censorship. I am not happy when the Klan marches but I am not confused that if they did not have that choice, neither would I for those things in which I believe. I am a fan of quiet and would like to see us become more civil with one another, less reactive, more patient. A modicum of respect does not equal agreement. I don't like to think jeering has become our national pastime.