Books are the mirrors in which we see ourselves.
My Yale professor always warned us to be careful when interpreting Canterbury Tales. He ask, “Are you reading the Tales, or are they reading you?”
Love the photo and quote Eva ,all the best stu
Amazing quote. So relevant to what I’ve been reading and reflecting on, lately.
Love this quote!
This picture is so darling! I want a little print with the quote underneath!
Damn straight, if you’ll forgive my language. I think it’s a human impulse to respond to everything we hear or read by saying “yea! when I…” or “yea! my…” We’re naturally self-centered, which I think is a self-preserving feature. Only with one, two, or if we’re lucky, three people in the world can we afford to not put ourselves first; in a state of nature we all have to put ourselves first. My husband, mother, and father might make an ultimate sacrifice for me, but not too many (any?) others. So I think it’s an essential human instinct to focus on oneself; I consciously work to focus outside the self, and I think if we’re honest, we all do. So yes, books and everything else are the mirrors through which we see ourselves. It takes an effort to see just the book – or whatever it is.
Fantastic quote Eva.
I love both the quote and the photo!!! These photo and book quotes you’re doing are fun, Eva :-)
I read this in The Shadow of the Wind, and thought it was Zafn`s quote.
What a perfect quote. I do not often feel that way about quotes, but this one rings so true :)
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