Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Inhale...


“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. She read books as one would breathe ether, to sink in and die.”
--Annie Dillard, The Living: A Novel

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8 comments:

Elizabeth Smith said...

I love Annie Dillard's writing! Have you read "A Pilgrim at Tinker's Creek"? And that is a perfect one-word title!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Elizabeth--I love her writing, too. I read A Pilgrim at Tinker's Creek as a teenager, but I think I'd appreciate it more now that I'm an adult. I recently read her book on the writing life, and loved that, too.

freebird said...

I haven't read any of her books. I haven't been reading so much lately as I've been exploring drawing and painting more than I used to. I would substitute "makes art" for "reads" and this quote fits how I feel at the moment.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Timaree--You've just replaced one simple pleasure with another! I hope you're having a blast with creating art, and that you're immersed to your heart's content.

Elizabeth Patch said...

Kathy I just want to thank you for all of your wonderful comments you leave on my blog. I truly appreciate it! wonderful quote BTW, and bravo for taking on a reading challenge. perhaps I'll find time to read a bit at the beach this summer...

Kathy A. Johnson said...

You're welcome, Elizabeth. Your posts are all so positive and uplifting--the messages are perfect ways to counteract the conflicting and sometimes hostile messages women get from the media.

Hope you get to do that reading on the beach!

danielle said...

Wonderful quote--I can so relate to it!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

I thought you might... :)