Betsy returned to her chair, took off her coat and hat, opened her book and forgot the world again.
people who point out other people’s insecurities
Few people ask from books what books can give us. Most commonly we come to books with blurred and divided minds, asking of fiction that it shall be true, of poetry that it shall be false, of biography that it shall be flattering, of history that it shall enforce our own prejudices. If we could banish all such preconceptions when we read, that would be an admirable beginning.
Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us.