Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"To be somewhere else"

Via Anecdotal Evidence, quoting Guy Davenport on reading:
I had never before felt how lucky and privileged I am, not so much for being literate, a state of grace that might in different circumstances be squandered on tax forms or law books, but for being able, regularly, to get out of myself completely, to be somewhere else, among other minds, and return (by laying my book aside) renewed and refreshed.