Thursday, October 8, 2009

Proof I Need to Read More Dickens

I didn't enjoy many classics I was assigned in school, but I did enjoy A Christmas Carol. I've been meaning to read Charles Dickens for a time, but this quote from the Pickwick Papers pushed him closer to the front:
"The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists, as the mother can love the unborn child. In creative art the essence of a book exists before the book or before even the details or main features of the book; the author enjoys it and lives in it with a kind of prophetic rapture."

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