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Mon., Dec. 22, 2008, 8:49 a.m.

Quotes of the Week

Original Pooh drawings sold for 2 million dollars this week.  (Luke Macgregor / Reuter's)
Original Pooh drawings sold for 2 million dollars this week. (Luke Macgregor / Reuter's)

Quote 1:

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

Harper Lee in To Kill a Mockingbird

Quote is here.

Any thoughts on this quote? Have you read To Kill a Mockingbird?

Quote 2:

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.

Charles Dickens in Oliver Twist

Have you read any great books lately? Have you read any horrible books? Any recommendations- or lack of?

Quote is here.

Quote 3:

The interest from around the world ... has demonstrated the worldwide appeal of Winnie the Pooh.

Philip Errington, a Sotheby's specialist, on the record-breaking $2 million sale of a collection of E.H. Shepard's original drawings from the Winnie the Pooh books by A.A. Milne

Did you watch Winnie the Pooh when you were a little kid?

Quote and explanation found here.


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