Saturday, July 15, 2023

Quote of the Day (Poet Billy Collins, on Being Read to as a Child)

“I have a secret theory that people who are addicted to reading are almost trying to recreate the joy, the comfortable joy of being read to as a child by a parent or a friendly uncle or an older sibling.”—Former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins, “The Art of Poetry No. 83” (interview by George Plimpton), The Paris Review, Issue 159 (Fall 2001)

The photo of Billy Collins accompanying this post was taken May 13, 2007, by Marcelo Noah.

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