Monday, November 30, 2015

Money and Books


“When I get a little money I buy books,” said Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), philosopher, humanist and theologian. “And if any is left I buy food and clothes.”

Sometime later, American writer Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) observed, “I’d like to have money. And I’d like to be a good writer. These two can come together, and I hope they will, but it that’s too adorable, I’d rather have money.”

Editorial Comment: To buy books for the dog, right, Dottie?

PeezPix by Ted Pease

Equal time: A cat


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