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North Shore Community College

English Department
Welcome from the department chairperson, Lisa Altomari

The English Department welcomes you! Our exceptional faculty is committed to providing exciting and rigorous courses in both writing and literature during your tenure at North Shore Community College. We hope that you will take advantage of all our Department has to offer.

Consider the following words of inspiration as you begin your college experience:

The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. -Mark Twain

But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. -Lord Byron

I cannot live without books. -Thomas Jefferson

Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
-Oscar Wilde

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ectasy, the remorse, and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. -Ernest Hemingway

Poetry: the best words in the best order.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Only a novel ... in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varities, the liveliest effusions of wit and humor are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language. -Jane Austen

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart ...
-William Wordsworth
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