Henry Miller: On reading

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“A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation… A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.”
Henry Miller, The Books in My Life

Quite the controversial figure, author Henry Miller put down his thoughts on books and education. Though it may seems paradoxical to some extent, there’s great insight into what it means to be a creative individual. The artistic process is analyzed in a different way: not as creation, but more as one of remaking.

Absorb what you can, then release into the world an improved version.

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