Thursday, 1 March 2012

these are the days that we'll miss


What effect would you like your books to have?


I’d like people to enjoy reading them. A readable novel is a gift to humanity. It provides an innocent occupation. Any novel takes people away from their troubles and the television set; it may even stir them to reflect about human life, characters, morals. So I would like people to be able to read the stuff. I’d like it to be understood too; though some of the novels are not all that easy, I’d like them to be understood, and not grossly misunderstood. But literature is to be enjoyed, to be grasped by enjoyment.

from the Paris Review

1 comment:

  1. what a nice quote. :)
    and i hope things are well with you!