Reading

The dead alive and busy.
—Vaughan

Mar 272018
 

There is nothing too profound for the right interpreter to grind into banality.

Mar 212018
 

Many books are good for no one, but no books are good for everyone.

Sep 212017
 

Influential books usually have a few readers, who usually have a great many.

Jun 092017
 

Your shelves should not contain the books you’ve read, but the books you’re going to read.

May 162017
 

Almost no one is worth reading on more than one subject.

Apr 062017
 

When you find yourself in a book, what you lose is the book.

Feb 172017
 

Writers can write nonsense without ill effect. It is when readers put up with, then expect, and finally demand it that civilization ends.

Dec 272016
 

There are ways to praise a book that discourage reading it.