As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.
One of the greatest gifts my brother and I received from my mother was her love of literature and language. With their boundless energy, libraries open the door to these worlds and so many others. I urge young and old alike to embrace all that libraries have to offer.
I grew up in a household where reading was encouraged. My mother believed in the power of words, and my father obviously did too.
I may, and I think I represent a tradition that means a lot to me, which has really always been about fighting for others, for middle-class families, for working class - for working people, you know, and that's a tradition and a commitment that I take very seriously.
Eric S. Raymond