Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education. -Alfred Whitney Griswold
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. - John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
View of one side of the hanger at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. This gives you an idea of how much of a visual overload the center can be. It's amazing, and confusing, and not to be missed.
Most hatred is based on fear, one way or another. Yeah. I wrapped myself in anger, with a dash of hate, and at the bottom of it all was an icy center of pure terror.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton, Guilty Pleasures