Reading

The dead alive and busy.
—Vaughan

Mar 082016
 

Reading is like sauce-making: one does not remember the books so much as become infused with them.

Jan 212016
 

We seem almost naturally to revere books, for which reading them is the only cure.

Sep 282015
 

He who can, writes books; he who cannot, writes books for children.

Sep 212015
 

The punster, the grammarian, the nitpicking fact-checker all display contempt for what is being said. They counterfeit attention.

Jul 092015
 

The tragedy of human intercourse is that people’s two grand passions — their own health and their own children — interest no one else.