Reading

The dead alive and busy.
—Vaughan

Nov 282019
 

It is more common to talk well than to listen well, and to write well than to read well.

Feb 282019
 

The Two Kinds of Useful Books

1. Technical, scientific, mathematical
2. Hurts your feelings

Oct 152018
 

If you’re going to read only one book on a subject, don’t bother.

Jun 072018
 

The first rung on the ladder of literacy is pedantry, or as we now say, fact-checking.

May 022018
 

A lifetime of reading novels will teach you how to feel superior to a world in which you are no use.

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.