Saturday, September 5, 2015

The power of vocabulary

He [CC Too Sweet, a prisoner] had no use for guns—these were for people who didn’t know how to use words. Or, to quote him, "I don’t need no Smith and Wesson, man, I got Merriam and Webster."
Avi Steinberg, Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian (New York: Nan A. Talese, 2010), p. 306.

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