Reading 1152 "The book [Twice-Told Tales], if you would see anything in it, requires to be read in the clear, brown twilight atmosphere in which it was written; if opened in the sunshine, it is apt to look exceedingly like a volume of blank pages."
Reading 1152 "Every sentence [of the stories in Twice-told Tales], so far as it embodies thought or sensibility, may be understood and felt by anybody, who will give himself the trouble to read it, and will take up the book in a proper mood."
Reading 2 "The only way to read a book of aphorisms without being bored is to open it at random and, having found something that interests you, close the book and meditate." Prince De Ligne. 1796. Gross, ed.
Reading 175 "At the day of judgment we shall not be asked what we have read but what we have done." Thomas A Kempis. 1420. Gross, ed.
Reading 268 "Books we want to have young people read should not be recommended to them but praised in their presence; afterwards they will find them themselves." Lichtenberg. 1764-99. Gross, ed.