Books - Reading In science, read by preference the newest works. In literature, read the oldest. The classics are always modern. In science, read by preference the newest works. In literature, read the oldest. The classics are always modern.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »In science read the newest works, in literature read the oldest.Read, read, read. Read everything– trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.