Monday, March 31, 2008

Other Colors

A writer's progress will depend to a large degree on having read good books. But to read well is not to pass one's eyes and one's mind slowly and carefully over a text: it is to immerse oneself utterly in its soul. This is why we fall in love with only a few books in a lifetime.

"How I Got Rid of Some of My Books," Orhan Pamuk
Other Colors, 2007

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