Reading

The dead alive and busy.
—Vaughan

Dec 102013
 

Many books are least likely to be read by the people who would profit most by reading them.

Nov 252013
 

If you want to keep a secret, put it in the middle of a long book.

Aug 272013
 

I have never known anyone book-smart, but book-stupid I see every day.

Jul 192013
 

Reading old books leavens our fashionable prejudices with a few unfashionable ones.

Jul 152013
 

Unbending virtue dies on the page. Bores, prigs, hypocrites, blowhards, martinets — these are the glories of world literature.

Jul 052013
 

You stir up a lot of sunken knowledge when you reorganize your library.

Jun 262013
 

The great American creeps are Poe and Whitman, and the great American bores are Emerson and Hemingway.