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It's beyond me how an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism would not explain what a dalai lama is and how one is selected. The early summaries of Mahayana Buddhism are good, but they are available in a thousand other books. When the author gets to Vajray ...more
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Pablo Neruda
“To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.”
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Anatole Broyard
“A good book is never exhausted. It goes on whispering to you from the wall. Books perfume and give weight to a room. A bookcase is as good as a view, as the sight of a city or a river. There are dawns and sunsets in books - storms, fogs, zephyrs.
I read about a family whose apartment consists of a series of spaces so strictly planned that they are obliged to give away their books as soon as they've read them. I think they have misunderstood the way books work.
Reading a book is only the first step in the relationship. After you've finished it, the book enters on its real career. It stand there as a badge, a blackmailer, a monument, a scar. It's both a flaw in the room, like a crack in the plaster, and a decoration. The contents of someone's bookcase are part of his history, like an ancestral portrait.

- in "About books; recoiling, rereading, retelling", The New York Times, February 22, 1987
Anatole Broyard
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“I can't say I'm overwhelmed with surprise. I'm 88 years old and they can't give the Nobel to someone who's dead, so I think they were probably thinking they'd probably better give it to me now before I've popped off.”
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