“[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.