"The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's also full of fourth-rate readers." Stan Barstow
I think every reader is first rate as long as they think about what they read.
"Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity." Herman Hesse
This is so true. I once read a book about women who grew up without any schooling (Ramlin Rose) and one of the most interesting parts of the story was how they coped with not being able to read and how their concept of time was so different from ours. We'll never know how much books actually do teach us.
"The best cinema in the world is the brain, and you know it when you read a good book." Ridley Scott
A great sentiment about reading by someone who has also made some wonderful movies.
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