Friday, October 30, 2009

Quotes: Reading (6).

Reading 329 "Reading this book, you might think there was only one good kind of microbe hunter: the kind of searcher who stood on his own absolutely, who paid little attention to the work of other microbe hunters, who read nature, not books…no, Paul Ehrlich got his ideas out of books…lived among scientific books and subscribed to every chemical journal in every language he could read, and in several he couldn’t read." DeKruif, Microbe Hunters.

Reading 330 "…and queer things happened to those ideas of others when they stewed in Ehrlich’s brain." DeKruif, Microbe Hunters.

Reading 21 " 'Go out and live!' my mother would say when she saw me reading, as if my silent activity contradicted her sense of what it meant to be alive." Manguel, A History of Reading.

Reading 21 "…artificial dichotomy between life and reading…." Manguel, A History of Reading.

Reading 53 "[Emerson] …thought there were too many books to be read, and thought readers should share their findings by reporting to one another the gist of their studies…." Manguel, A History of Reading.

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