From Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, by Anne Fadiman
"'In reading aloud,' wrote Holbrook Jackson, 'you are greatly privileged, first to consort with all that is noble and beautiful in thought and imagination, and then to give it forth again. You adventure among masterpieces and spread the news of your discoveries. No better worth the spreading; few things better worth sharing.'
If the masterpiece you're sharing is your own, you'd better be one hell of a reader."
From Sharing the Mayhem