Pratchett: Escapism

“Escapism isn’t good or bad of itself. What is important is what you are escaping from and where you are escaping to. I write from experience, since in my case I escaped to the idea that books could be really enjoyable, an aspect of reading that teachers had not hitherto suggested. The fantasy books led me on to mythology, the mythology led painlessly to ancient history… and I quietly got an education, courtesy of the public library.”

– Terry Pratchett, A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction (p. 114)

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