Paper: Paging Through History Quotes.

1. "Writing beautifully—calligraphy—was China’s first graphic art form. Although elsewhere in the world people drew first and learned to write later, in China, the reverse was true. First you learned to write beautifully, and then you painted. After mastering those twin skills, you could move on to writing poetry, but many chose to remain just calligraphers, a highly appreciated art form in China. Another"
- Mark Kurlansky, Paper: Paging Through History

2. "And another small point, or two actually; Aldus was the first to use the modern semicolon."
- Mark Kurlansky, Paper: Paging Through History

3. "Europeans started wearing linen underwear instead of wool. There is no record indicating that this made the Europeans less irritable, but it did make a lot more rags available."
- Mark Kurlansky, Paper: Paging Through History

4. "It was one thing to talk of using technology to topple the authority of the aristocracy and the Church, but who or what would replace them? Diderot and the French revolutionaries had assumed it would be the people. But as the nineteenth-century French historian Jules Michelet once wryly observed, The people, in its highest ideal, is difficult to find in the people. As"
- Mark Kurlansky, Paper: Paging Through History

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