Quotable Charles de Lint

“Sometimes Dick would remember a time when he hadn’t been able to read. All he could do then was riffle the pages and try to smell the stories out of them. But now, oh now, he was a magician too, for he could unearth the hidden enchantment in the books any time he wanted to.”

– Charles de Lint

One thought on “Quotable Charles de Lint

  1. dianem57

    That’s such an evocative quote! I can imagine a little child trying to “smell the stories” out of books, and then learning to read and suddenly having the “magic” to get the stories out of the pages. Beautiful!

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