A writer's pledge
I pledge to use books as doors to other minds, old and young, girl and boy, man and animal.
I plege to use books to open windows to a thousand diferent worlds and to the thousand different faces of my own world.
I plege to use books to make my universe spread much wider than the world I live in every day.
I pledge to treat my books like friends, visiting them all from time to time and keeping them close.