Reading – Everything

Reading

The dead alive and busy.
—Vaughan

Mar 022021
 

Quotation device, n.   A man whose memory surpasses his wit; whose conversation consists largely or exclusively of other people’s words. Cf. citation device.

Feb 102021
 

Analogously to Benford’s Law, 90% of the annotations in a used book occur in the first twenty pages.

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.