Quotable Carl Sagan On December 30, 2014August 25, 2014 By cherylmahoneyIn Quotable “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 Share a tale:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
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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!
That is SO TRUE! Books are the ultimate time travel machines, and very comfortable, too.
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.