"A Passion for Reading"

“The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.”
~Elizabeth Hardwick

I like this quote because I can consider the word "gift" in two ways.  On the one hand it could be used in the context of having a gift for something, as in a passion for reading is a talent you can possess.  But I can also look at this as seeing gift in terms of something we can pass on to others.  Looking at the second meaning of gift, is there someone in your life who you would say has given you a passion for reading?

1 Response to ""A Passion for Reading""

  1. Sam (Tiny Library) says:
    November 30, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    Great quote. My Mum gave me a passion for reading, by reading me lots of great books as a child and taking me to the library lots.

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