From Selected Writings of Samuel Johnson: A Tercentenary Celebration, edited by Peter Martin
"It is difficult to enumerate the several motives which procure to books the honour of perusal: spite, vanity, and curiosity, hope and fear, love and hatred, every passion which incites to any other action, serves at one time or other to stimulate a reader."
From Adventurer no. 137, February 26, 1754: The usefulness of an author
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Posted by usedbuyer 2.0 at 11:53 PM
Labels: books, Daily Dose, essayists, Essays, Quotations, reading, Samuel Johnson
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