Monday, November 11, 2013

Quote About Reading

I watched one of my favorite verions of the Cinderella story yesterday, and included was this priceless 'indictment' of the troubles that follow when one reads too much:

"They say she was once a grand lady and lived on the hill. But she took to reading books and went from bad to worse, stuffed her head with full of ideas, and now she's a bit addled."

The Widow Sonder to her children and stepdaughter Ella, about Madame Toquet, in The Glass Slipper (1955).

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