Almanac: E.B. White on literary curiosity

INK BOTTLE“My reading habits have not changed over the years, only my eyesight has changed. I don’t like being indoors and get out every chance I get. In order to read, one must sit down, usually indoors. I am restless and would rather sail a boat than crack a book. I’ve never had a very lively literary curiosity, and it has sometimes seemed to me that I am not really a literary fellow at all. Except that I write for a living.”

E.B. White, Paris Review interview, Fall 1969 (courtesy of Michael Greenspan)

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