Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I Prefer Reading

'People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.'
--Logan Pearsall Smith. This line brought to mind an earlier sentiment from Marcel Proust.

8 Comments:

At 12:18 AM, Blogger Kass said...

...but each should enhance the other.

 
At 1:46 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Right you are...

 
At 7:28 AM, Blogger Elisabeth said...

I agree with Kass: art is life and life is art. They each inform the other. To read is to live, to live is to read.

Happy New Year, John. Thanks for your wisdom.

 
At 8:16 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

And a very happy new year to you, Elisabeth.

 
At 9:29 AM, Blogger Jim Murdoch said...

I am happy to agree with Kass and Elisabeth, you can't have one bout t'other. Neither's perfect though and the grass is always greener which is why I suppose I keep jumping between the two.

Have a good New Year when it comes, John.

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

And you also, Jim. Here's hoping I can one day enjoy a pint with you in Scotland.

 
At 2:00 PM, Blogger Art Durkee said...

The other quote that comes to mind here is from novelist Jerzy Kozinski: "Novels are a rehearsal for life." That's from an interview he gave in the NY Times Magazine back in the 70s or so. I've never forgotten it.

I think Kozinski was making the point, in the interview, that we can learn a lot about life, relationships, and people, from reading, but that in the end it all comes back to living a life.

 
At 2:25 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Nice.

 

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