Sunday, July 10, 2011

Thought for the day ...

Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
- Marcel Proust, born on this date in 1871

1 comment:

  1. On that understanding, it hardly seems fair that he didn't place this as epigraph to Swann's Way, and let generations consider whether a terser lens-grinder might show them as much more quickly.