M. H. Abrams quotes
Life without literature is a life reduced to penury. It expands you in every way. It illuminates what you’re doing. It shows you possibilities you haven’t thought of. It enables you to live the lives of other people than yourself. It broadens you, it makes you more human. It makes life enjoyable.
"Built to Last" by M.H. Abrams and Stephen Greenblatt in The New York Times: Sunday Book Review. (August 23, 2012)