I chose this quote not because I believed it, but because I questioned it. I understand the idea, but it does seem to render the book sterile and the reader static. That person who is closed up, shut off, wrapped up in what they already think about life, then yes, the book is unlikely to reflect anything new.
But the person who is open, who is unafraid to be changed for the better by the world, that person isn’t looking in a static mirror, but into a magic mirror. The mirrored book, if it is good, will reflect back a greater person, a wiser person, a more interesting and curious person.
Do you have a book that has done that for you? What is it?