“And you must remember,” Mr Cardan went on, “that most readers don’t really read. When you reflect that the pages which cost a week f unremitting and agonizing labour to write are casually read through — or, more likely, skipped through — in a few minutes, you cannot be surprised if little misunderstandings between author and reader should happen from time to time. We all read too much nowadays to be able to read properly. We read with the eyes alone, not with the imagination; we don’t take the trouble to reconvert the printed word into a living image.”

-Aldoux Huxley, Those Barren Leaves


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