Quotation Explorer - 'Mortimer J. Adler And Charles Van Doren'
Paradoxically, however, a story ceases to be like life on its last page. Life goes on, but the story does not. Its characters have no vitality outside the first page and after the last is only good as the next reader's. - Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
One reason why fiction is a human necessity is that it satisfies many unconscious as well as conscious needs. It would be important if it only touched the conscious mind, as expository writing does. But fiction is important, too, because it teaches the unconscious. - Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren