Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Garrison Keillor on reading and writing. I especially enjoyed this paragraph:

One reads books in order to gain the privilege of living more than one life. People who don't read are trapped in a mine shaft, even if they think the sun is shining. Most New Yorkers wouldn't travel to Minnesota if a bright star shone in the west and hosts of angels were handing out plane tickets, but they might read a book about Minnesota and thereby form some interesting and useful impression of us. This is the benefit of literacy. Life is lonely; it is less so if one reads.

3 comments:

David Baker said...

Mr. Keillor is one of those writers who make me thank Allah that there are people in the world cleverer than myself.

I do wish he would include more recipes in his work, though.

BT

gayle said...

More recipes would be great (although maybe not if they're all like his grilled cheese recipe!) His work is pretty tasty already, I think.

I checked out your blog, and now I'm very curious to know who you are!

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