The dead alive and busy.

Oct 072020

Great literature inspires us to read; bad but celebrated literature inspires us to write.

Jun 172020

So many readers seem delighted to find their own thoughts in an author; didn’t they hope for something better?

Feb 282020

The good reader blames himself first for obscurity, and to punish this habit with nonsense is worse than bad writing: it is depraved conduct.

Dec 232019

Intellectuals have to do a lot of hate-reading.

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