Sunday, June 3, 2012

Lewis on books and readers.....

Part the Last:
     "Finally, and as a natural result of their different behaviour in reading, what they have read is constantly and prominently present to the mind of the few, but not to that of the many.  The former mouth over their favorite lines and stanzas in solitude.  Scenes and characters from books provide them with a sort of iconography by which they interpret or sum up their own experience.  They talk to one another about books, often and at length.  The latter seldom think or talk of their reading."
-C. S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism

1 comment:

  1. What makes reading unique from all other means of communication (by words, not pictures) is that it is the only medium that the consumer can exactly set the speed that the words arrive at his brain.