Lawrence Powell Quotes


11 Lawrence Powell quotes:



"We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed..."
"Books themselves need no defense. Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die, they remain constant."
"To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength."
"Unless their use by readers bring them to life, books are indeed dead things."
"No university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library... When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end."
"What makes a book great, a so-called classic, it its quality of always being modern, of its author, though he be long dead, continuing to speak to each new generation."
"We were the first melting pot city in America. It's striking that those great waves of immigration from Mexico passed us by."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: America Quotes
"Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed; it is the same as it has always been, since Callimachus administered the great library in Alexandrea."
"They may be the new service class in New Orleans. It only takes a few people to put down roots and begin the chain of migration. I'm wondering if we're seeing the first signs of a population swap."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Class Quotes
"Living in an area that catches every storm that boils out of the Gulf will breed a certain toughness in a people. That may be the parish's best hope for rebuilding."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Living Quotes
"The good writer, the great writer, has what I have called the three S's: the power to see, to sense, and to say. That is, he is perceptive, he is feeling, and he has the power to express in language what he observes and reacts to."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Power Quotes



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