On the benefits — and dangers — of reading

20 Mar, 2023 at 18:11 | Posted in Varia | Comments Off on On the benefits — and dangers — of reading

Amazon.fr - A la recherche du temps perdu, tome 1 : Du côté de chez Swann -  Proust, Marcel, Tadié, Jean-Yves - Livres As long as reading is for us the instigator whose magic keys have opened the door to those dwelling-places deep within us that we would not have known how to enter, its role in our lives is salutary.  It becomes dangerous, on the other hand, when, instead of awakening us to the personal life of the mind, reading tends to take its place, when the truth no longer appears to us as an ideal which we can realize only by the intimate progress of our own thought and the efforts of our heart, but as something material, deposited between the leaves of books like a honey fully prepared by others and which we need only take the trouble to reach down from the shelves of libraries and then sample passively in a perfect repose of mind and body.

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