Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Huxley on reading

To be well informed, one must read quickly a great number of merely instructive books. To be cultivated, one must read slowly and with a lingering appreciation the comparatively few books that have been written by men who lived, thought, and felt with style.

--Aldous Huxley, British novelist and essayist, quoted in _Speaking of Books_, edited by Rob Kaplan and Harold Rabinowitz

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