The dead alive and busy.

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.

Sep 212017

Influential books usually have a few readers, who usually have a great many.

Jun 092017

Your shelves should not contain the books you’ve read, but the books you’re going to read.

May 162017

Almost no one is worth reading on more than one subject.