for the love of books & writing

love books

“I shall make you love books more than your mother,
and I shall place their excellence before you.
It [the office of the scribe] is greater
than any other office.
There is nothing like it on earth.”

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from “The Instruction of Dua-khety,”
ancient Egyptian text,
translated by William Kelly Simpson

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    1. Found the quote in a quiet corner of the Peabody Museum of all places. Emily and Winnie have been my constant companions for years and years now. My comfort food.

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