Quotes: Without an Extensive Acquaintance with Books

“[N]o man’s faculties could be developed, no man’s moral principle be enlarged and liberal, without an extensive acquaintance with books.”

– Mary Shelley, The Last Man

As if Shelley knew that reading fiction influences empathy. 🙂

Shelley, Mary. The Last Man. With introduction and notes by Pamela Bickley. Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions, 2004 [originally published 1826], p. 124.

(This quote comes from my 21 new-to-me SFF authors reading project.)

Serving exactly what it sounds like, the Quotes feature excerpts other people’s thoughts.