One’s Life Is Formed By Books

One’s life is more formed, I sometimes think, by books than by human beings: it is out of books one learns about love and pain at second hand. Even if we have the happy chance to fall in love, it is because we have been conditioned by what we have read, and if I had never known love at all, perhaps it was because my father’s library had not contained the right books.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Graham Greene Quotes (Author of The End of the Affair). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2533.Graham_Greene [Accessed 2 Oct. 2019].
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