Quote: Two kinds of readers

There are two kinds of readers according to William Lyon Phelps. Which one are you?

“I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.”

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Comments (2)

  1. Abbey May 27, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Hmmm, deep quote! I thought it meant one thing and then I read it again and see there is another meaning. I think I read more to remember.

    • DJ Edwardson May 28, 2015 at 9:44 am

      Glad you enjoyed this quote.

      I think what I remember when I read a good book is what life should be about, but which routine and weariness rub away. Because a book, by its very nature is not a “fast” thing. It forces you to slow down and consider things in a way which ordinary life often does not afford.

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