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Alain de Botton on the Value of Literature
“There are things that are not spoken about in polite society. Very quickly in most conversations you'll reach a moment where someone goes, 'Oh, that's a bit heavy,' or 'Eew, disgusting.' And literature is a place where that stuff goes; where people whisper to each other across books, the writer to the reader. I think that stops you feeling lonely – in the deeper sense, lonely.” ― Alain de Botton
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"People whisper to each other across books" --I love this phrase! it's true that a lot is repressed to literature, especially on topics that make people sad to talk about.
3 years ago·Reply
@onesmile Exactly! It's good that there is awareness somewhere, though.
3 years ago·Reply
@timeturnerjones we can hope that this awareness will keep growing!
3 years ago·Reply
@onesmile Hopefully!
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