Thursday, December 09, 2010

Splash du Jour: Thursday

"…I feel that we read to learn new things, sure, absolutely, but more often than not, what we really get out of the good books we read is self-recognition. We read and discover stuff about life that we already knew, except that we didn't know we knew it until we read it it in a particular book. And this self-recognition, this discovering ourselves in the writings of others can be very exciting, can make us feel a little less isolated inside our own thing and a little more connected to the larger world."
-- Ray Mitchell in Richard Price's, Samaritan --

Have a great Thursday!


Jeane said...

And that's exactly why I love reading.

Anonymous said...

Me too.

Melwyk said...

That's a great way of putting it; one of the benefits of being a regular reader, indeed.