A quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning


We get no good
By being ungenerous, even to a book,
And calculating profits,–so much help
By so much reading. It is rather when
We gloriously forget ourselves and plunge
Soul-forward, headlong into a book’s profound,
Impassioned for its beauty and salt of
truth–
‘Tis then we get the right good from a
book.

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh. Book I, Line 702

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