Reading 288 "The art of not reading is extremely important…consists in our not taking up whatever happens to be occupying the larger public at the time. Schopenhauer." 1851. Gross, ed.
Reading 288 "One of the conditions for reading what is good is that we must not read what is bad; for life is short and time and energy are limited." Schopenhauer. 1851. Gross, ed.
Reading 288 "Read at whim! Read at whim!" Randall Jarrell. 1965. Gross, ed.
Reading 288 "It is no more necessary that a mind should remember the different dinners and suppers which have made him healthy, than the different books which have made him wise; let us see the result of good food in a strong body, and the result of great reading in a full and powerful mind." Sydney Smith. 1806. Gross, ed.
Reading 289 "…it is only once in a lifetime that we can know the passionate reading of youth." Walter Bagehot. 1879. Gross, ed.