Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) on the Rarity of a Book Worth Reading

"In Africa, when you pick up a book worth reading, out of the deadly consignments which good ships are being made to carry out all the way from Europe, you read it as an author would like his book to be read, praying to God that he may have it in him to go on as beautifully as he has begin. Your mind runs, transported, upon a fresh deep green track." - Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa