Quotable Carl Sagan

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.”
― Carl Sagan

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4 Responses to Quotable Carl Sagan

  1. Exactly! And that is a very concise explanation of one of the things I find so interesting with reading classic science fiction. I enjoy experiencing the voice from that time, looking at the story from the time period in which it was written. I like to imagine what it was like to read classic books when they came out, before they made such a big splash.

    • Yes, I like imagining the initial reactions too–and sometimes you can really tell that the experience would have been different. Like with the “twist” ending of Jekyll and Hyde!

  2. dianem57 says:

    That is SO TRUE! Books are the ultimate time travel machines, and very comfortable, too.

  3. writersideup says:

    This reminds me of something Stephen King said in On Writing (LOVE that book!) about the connection between the writer and reader and it spanning time.

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