Books and Faith

April 29th, 2021 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis 0

“Books, inherently, require faith. Faith in an author that he or she will reward the many hours you’ll spend in those pages, faith that a good story will be told, a lesson will be learned, a light will be shone upon a dim corner of the world. If you’re reading this magazine, with its vast and rich history of literary achievement, you’re alive to the pleasures of reading—for school or for no good reason at all. Now you have to give teenagers the benefit of the doubt, that they know what you know, that they do read and will read, that they will keep books alive, as alive as ever—that they will continue to pull the books from the shelves and add to those shelves books of their own.”

—Dave Eggers in Esquire magazine