Some Thoughts On Reading From Various Authors

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

Oscar Wilde

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

Oscar Wilde

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”

Charles William Eliot

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”

Francis Bacon

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”

Fran Lebowitz

Here is a video for your enjoyment from Mortimer J. Adler from How To Read A Book:

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One thought on “Some Thoughts On Reading From Various Authors

  1. Hello,

    We are a not-for-profit educational organization founded by Mortimer Adler and we have recently made an exciting discovery—three years after writing the wonderfully expanded third edition of How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren made a series of thirteen 14-minute videos—lively discussing the art of reading. The videos were produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica. For reasons unknown, sometime after their original publication, these videos were lost.

    Three hours with Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren, lively discussing the art of reading on one DVD. A must for all readers, libraries and classroom teaching the art of reading.

    I cannot exaggerate how instructive these programs are—we are so sure that you will agree, if you are not completely satisfied, we will refund your donation.

    Please go here to see a clip and learn more:

    http://www.thegreatideas.org/HowToReadABook.htm

    ISBN: 978-1-61535-311-8

    Thank you,

    Max Weismann, Co-founder with Dr. Adler

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