Saturday, January 30, 2010

Naturally, since I myself am a writer, I do not wish the ordinary reader to read no modern books. But if he must read only the new or only the old, I would advise him to read the old. . . It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. If that is too much for you, you should at least read one old one to every three new ones.

C.S. Lewis, from his introduction to St. Athanasius' On the Incarnation of the Word.

(h/t: Logismoi)


claire said...

I like this idea.

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