Thursday, August 6, 2020

Quote of the Day (Robertson Davies, on the Human ‘Wish to be Told a Story’)

“The simplest function of the novel is the tale, but only someone who has never tried it thinks that the discovery and relation of a tale is simple work. The wish to be told a story never dies in the human heart, and great storytellers enjoy a long life that more subtle writers sometimes envy.”—Canadian man of letters Robertson Davies (1913-1995), “Reading,” from The Merry Heart: Reflections on Reading, Writing, and the World of Books (1997)

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