"The classics are the books that come down to us bearing the traces of readings previous to ours, and bringing in their wake the traces they themselves have left on the culture or cultures they have passed through (or, more simply, on language and customs)." Italo Calvino
I always say, many people before us have read and liked the classics and there is a reason they are still around!
"Every book is a children’s book if the kid can read!" Mitch Hedberg
Definitely. My son read "Lord of the Rings" when he was eleven and many people were surprised he even started such a long book. He loved it.
"Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another 'What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .'" C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
It almost seems like a miracle every time that happens.
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