An interesting quote I found on Orrologion’s page (here). Does the same apply to literature? Just found out both JD Salinger and Howard Zinn passed away yesterday.
“When we hear singing, let us be moved with love towards God; for those who love God are touched with a holy joy, a divine emotion and a tenderness which brings them to tears when they listen to beautiful harmony, whether the songs are profane or spiritual.”
St. John of the Ladder