Friday, August 31, 2007

Quotes & Quotables

"As the John Lennon song ["Working Class Hero"] my title alludes to points out, they hate you if you’re clever, and they despise a fool. But I will be heard from. I’m determined not to leave the field to those born with spoons of various precious metals in their mouths. .... The culture I’ve acquired with so much work may be their birthright, but I appreciate it in a way that those who take it for granted rarely do. It means something to me—it means everything to me. Sometimes I stand in the poetry section of Barnes and Noble and wonder how many authors there come from backgrounds like mine. They can be counted on the fingers of one hand."

------------------------------------------------------------------------Reginald Shepherd

This just blew me away - that someone else had my exact same thoughts.

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