domingo, 28 de agosto de 2011

A verdadeira medida de um leitor / Measuring our reading

The Haloes, Louis Welden Hawkins, c. 1894

And maybe the measure of our reading should therefore be, not the number of books we’ve read, but the state in which they leave us. What does it matter how cultivated and up-to-date we are, or how many thousands of books we’ve read? What matters is how we feel, how we see, what we do after reading; whether the street and the clouds and the existence of others mean anything to us; whether reading makes us, physically, more alive.

Gabriel Zaid, So Many Books

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