Thursday, November 4, 2021

Quote of the Day (David Ulin, on Reading as ‘An Act of Resistance’ Amid Distraction)

"Reading is an act of resistance in a landscape of distraction.... It requires us to pace ourselves. It returns us to a reckoning with time. In the midst of a book, we have no choice but to be patient, to take each thing in its moment, to let the narrative prevail. We regain the world by withdrawing from it just a little, by stepping back from the noise." ―Book critic and editor David Ulin, The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time (2010)

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