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Words about words: reading

From Walter Percy, quoted in The Gospel and The Mind (p.105).

“If you do not learn to read, that is, read with pleasure, that is, make the breakthrough into the delight of reading‒you are going to miss out.” And I don’t mean that you are going to miss out on books or being bookish. No, I mean that, no matter what you go into-law, medicine, computer science, housewifing, house-husbanding, engineering, whatever‒you are going to miss out, you are not going to be first-class unless you’ve made this breakthrough. You are going to miss out, not only on your profession, but on the great treasure of your heritage, which is nothing less than Western civilization.