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Educational legislation nowadays is largely in the hands of illiterate people, and the illiterate will take good care that their illiteracy is not made a reproach on them.

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As a piece of literacy criticism, Freud's best writing is about Dostoyevsky. It's a kind of displaced literacy criticism.

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A Promise to eradicate illiteracy

A Promise to eradicate
Illiteracy


The dark veil of flowing illiteracy,
As a canopy on our growing democracy;
Covers many crores of our great lot,
Under which teeming with ignorance, rot.

Unaware of the goings on around,
Stark illiteracy with poverty bound;
The window of the wide world is shut,
And the kaleidoscopic view of the panorama is cut.

The spiritual and intellectual devolpment,
Not sparked off by literary involvement,
Is a curse on the person and the nation,
As multitudes live like animals sans education.

Seized of the problem, in many a country,

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We have ignored cultural literacy in thinking about education... We ignore the air we breathe until it is thin or foul. Cultural literacy is the oxygen of social intercourse.

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The will does not learn.

The ass has a will to bear,
The bull has a will to be yoked.
The dog to wag and the fox
To cheat have their wills.
No literacy can change it.
No illiteracy can stop it.
07.12.2002

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Werner Herzog

Film should be looked at straight on, it is not the art of scholars but of illiterates.

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Marshall McLuhan

Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy.

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Illiteracy is rampant. People are out of communication.

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Just carrying a ruler with you in your pocket should be forbidden, at least on a moral basis. The ruler is the symbol of the new illiteracy. The ruler is the symptom of the new disease, disintegration of our civilization.

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Werner Herzog

You should look straight at a film; that's the only way to see one. Film is not the art of scholars but of illiterates.

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Is it possible that literacy standards are falling because young Australians are growing up in a culture in which they can be entertained and informed, and in which they can communicate effectively, without having to master any but the most rudimentary literacy skills?

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The hall-mark of American humour is its pose of illiteracy.

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J.D. Salinger

I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot.

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There are all kinds of things you can do to marry literacy with health.

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Casper Van Dien

No, I consider myself computer illiterate.

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Violence is the repartee of the illiterate.

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To be successful in life what you need is education, not literacy and degrees.

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You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.

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Illiterate- define

Illiterate is
Who does not know to read and write.
It is the second millennium.

Illiterate is
Who does not know to use the computer.
It is the third millennium.
06.04.2000, Palakkad

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Conventional manners are a kind of literacy test for the alien who comes among us.

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