About This Thing

On books and reading:

“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” (Albert Einstein)

“Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.” (Robert Louis Stevenson)

“Learn as much by writing as by reading.” (Lord Acton)

“Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought.” (Sir Arthur Helps)

“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books.” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

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This blog is a record of books I’ve read since I’ve had more time to read books. My other blog is updated more often: Whereof One Can Speak

To the Nobel Committee: You can reach me at franz2020 via Google’s email product. But don’t wait too long. Best wishes, Larry Franz

2 thoughts on “About This Thing

  1. Thanks. I love it too. I spent a while looking through quotations about books and reading, and the “ingenious device” phrase leaped out. I guess it sums up reading, blogs and the whole internet too.

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