“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One doesn’t love breathing.”
—To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I had an inclass essay in my English today on any book that I’ve ever read in high school and in that inclass essay, it was recommended that I use quotes. So, of course I used the word “recommended” to mean “only if you really, really want to,” and the only quote that I actually memorized was this one.
Sure, it didn’t help me at all (the prompt was about the conflict between responsibility and a character’s passion or fury), but I am glad that I memorized because it is a really sweet quote that I think applies to all literati very well.
Have a great weekend!