“A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.”
That’s true in many ways — a book isn’t really finished until someone reads it. At the same time, I know I’m not the only one who reads a lot into what happens after the final paragraph. And a good book lives on in your mind and you carry the characters with you.
Samuel Johnson was a writer, a poet, a lexicographer, a literary critic and one of the most distinguished men of letters in English history.