I heard Sarah Mackenzie mention this quote last week in the commonplace workshop from Scholé Sisters, and then I came across it again a few days later in That Distant Place, a collection of Wendell Berry’s short stories.
This is just perfect.
When she was hardly more than a girl, Miss Minnie had gone away to a teacher’s college and prepared herself to teach by learning many cunning methods that she never afterwards used. For Miss Minnie loved children, and she loved books, and she taught merely by introducing the one to the other. ~ Wendell Berry, “A Consent”