A Guitar Can Kill You

David Price
5 min readJun 17, 2024
Tamara de Lempicka

Do you not see how necessary a world of Pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?

— Keats

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If each person has natural gifts and innate talents, then the true nature of education must involve the awakening, inviting, and blessing the inner genius and unique life spirit of each young person.

— Michael Meade

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A novel does not assert anything; a novel searches and poses questions. I don’t know whether my nation will perish and I don’t know which of my characters is right. I invent stories, confront one with another, and by this means I ask questions.

– Milan Kundera

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Most children wish to know things until they go to school; in many cases it is bad teaching that makes them stupid and uninquiring.

— Bertrand Russell,

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I think the phrase compulsory reading is a contradiction, reading should not be compulsory.

… I used to tell my students: tell us, for example, about Dr. Samuel Johnson, tell us about Anglo-Saxon poetry, tell us about Shakespeare, tell us about Oscar Wilde, tell us about Shaw, and talk. You say what you think, I promise not to interrupt you, I promise to not ask

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David Price

I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.