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The dead alive and busy.

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.

Jul 022015

Three qualities distinguish phony erudition: it’s all recent, it’s all humanities, and it’s all in one language.