"I think I am done with Wikipedia for the time being. But I have a secret hope. Someone recently proposed a Wikimorgue - a bin of broken dreams where all rejects could still be read, as long as they weren't libelous or otherwise illegal."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."Nicholson Baker on Eleanor Roosevelt
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."Nicholson Baker on Walt Disney
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."Nicholson Baker on T. E. Lawrence
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."Nicholson Baker on Harriet Tubman
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."Nicholson Baker on James Dean
"Wikipedia is just an incredible thing. It is fact-encirclingly huge, and it is idiosyncratic, careful, messy, funny, shocking and full of simmering controversies - and it is free, and it is fast."
"When I really want to be soothed and reminded of why people bother to fiddle with sentences, I often read poetry."
"From my music training, I knew that, some Spanish rhythms apart, 5/4 is a time signature used only in the modern era. Holst's Mars from the Planets is 5/4. But if you speak lines of poetry in that pattern you just end up hitting the off-beats. It's only when you add a rest - a sixth beat - that it sounds as it surely should sound."
"So I really began as a failed poet - although when I first wanted to be a writer, I learned to write prose by reading poetry."
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