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Olzhas Suleimenov: "The man of the future will become a reader"

23.04.2020 112 просмотров

Today, April 23, is World Book and Copyright Day. The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly appreciates the importance of the book, which is a repository of the rich experience of mankind.


In connection with the holiday, the Chairman of the Literary Council of Writers and Readers of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Margarita Al addressed the members and partners of the Assembly, quoting the famous poet, member of the Presidium of the General Council of the Assembly Olzhas Suleimenov:

- Dear friends, colleagues, on behalf of the Council of Writers and readers of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, I congratulate you on the International Book Day.

Book Day is truly a celebration of the unity of writers and readers, it is a day when a reader can thank his beloved writer, and a writer can pay tribute to readers who trusted his knowledge and fantasy.

The importance of the book is undeniable. This is a memory of the past, a bridge to the future and support in the present.

Books are the greatest means of disseminating knowledge, the most reliable way to preserve it.

The book is the strongest symbol of humanity and a sign that distinguishes a person .

What will be our future? What will the future person be like? These issues became the topic of seven round tables at the IV Eurasian Literary Festival of LiFFt Festivals in Baku, where writers from 52 countries of the world shared their vision and wishes.

Olzhas Suleimenov, one of the outstanding poets and thinkers of our time, reminded everyone of the importance of the book and the guilt of the book, which was thrown into the market as a commodity, to compete with oil and gas; but all the same, the book will survive and be in demand for generations, and the man of the future will be a reader.

Useful quotes

"People are divided into two categories: those who read books and those who listen to those who read" (Bernard Werber).

< i> “No wealth can outbid the influence of a published thought. No power, no government can withstand the all-destructive effect of the typographic projectile. Respect the class of writers…” (Alexander Pushkin).

“A house without a book is like a body without a soul” (Cicero).

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“It is better to have few friends and few books, but let them be good” (Guillaume Musso).

“You can download all the books to your iPad, but the smell of the book is lost, but you need the pages to rustle, not the mouse to click” (Nikita Mikhalkov).
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“Love a book, it makes your life easier, it will friendly help you sort out the motley and stormy confusion of thoughts, feelings, events, it will teach you to respect a person and yourself, it inspires the mind and heart with a feeling of love for the world, to humanity” (Maxim Gorky).

“Books enlighten the soul, uplift and strengthen a person, awaken the best aspirations in him, sharpen his mind and soften his heart » (William Thackeray).

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