I wanted a literate, socially intricate, and cosmopolitan world - something I could have fun destroying.
. . . you would be well advised to practice extreme discrimination on what filters through to that area of the brain that requires belief. Some or the more lucid, literate and better educated folks will tell you that they have conquered that base, primal nature of humanity and will inform that their brains do not require the gullible mechanism of blind acceptance called belief and their brains function far more clearly and with greater cogence. Just remember, Santa Claus is waiting.kenny young
No one is truly literate who cannot read his own heart .Eric Hoffer
It wasn't exactly carelessness; her knowledge of literate English contained such vast areas of desert that she took it for granted that half of what she wrote would be meaningless to her.Raymond Chandler
If, with the literate, I am impelled to try an epigram, I never seek to take the credit; we all assume that Oscar said it.
One must always have in mind one simple fact — there is no literate population in the world that is poor, and there is no illiterate population that is anything but poor.john kenneth galbraith
In conclusion, my ambition is for informing literate dreamers about a new currency... in a few days, you'll know I'm conscience dreaming.jared lee loughner
I’m literate, and the idea of leaving children illiterate is criminal.octavia butler
All literary men are Red Sox fans to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life.john cheever
I think we should see whether we are wise trying to educate everybody to a high standard the way we are trying to do now. There has to be a high level of education so everybody is literate, but whether university education is necessary for everyone is open to question.Robertson Davies
Incidentally, the next time some war-mongering wise-ass tries to tell you that one reason we're in the middle east is to enhance the civil rights and social equality of women, remind them that we very enthusiastically destroyed the most secular country over there, where women could dress as they liked, have good jobs, be literate, and vote.l. neil smith
...the worship of snakes is not limited to cultivators, but occurs among Hindus of all castes and sects, among the literate and well educated as well as the illiterate.
Once you have an innovation culture, even those who are not scientists or engineers - poets, actors, journalists - they, as communities, embrace the meaning of what it is to be scientifically literate... They don't fight science and they don't fight technology.neil degrasse tyson
My grandfather once told her if you couldn't read with cold feet, there wouldn't be a literate soul in the state of Maine.