Carlos Drummond de Andrade Quotes (1 quote)
“Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a dangerous enemy indeed.”
The Witching Hour (1990)
“I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.”
―Stephen Jay Gould
As quoted in New Scientist, March 8, 1979, p. 777
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsCarlos Drummond de Andrade
Born: October 31, 1902
Died: August 17, 1987 (aged 84)
Bio: Carlos Drummond de Andrade was perhaps the most influential Brazilian poet of the 20th century. He has become something of a national poet; his poem Canção Amiga was printed on the 50 cruzados bill. He is considered to be among the greatest Brazilian poets of all time.
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“Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges Nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind.”