I know of no bomb other than a book  

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I know of no bomb other than a book is a famous dictum by Stéphane Mallarmé.

Background

Commenting on the subversive qualities of book reading, Stéphane Mallarmé is quoted as saying "Je ne sais pas d'autre bombe, qu'un livre."[1]

The dictum was elicited from him by a journalist the evening the anarchist Auguste Vaillant had exploded a bomb in the Chambre des Députés.

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