With one day’s reading a man may have the key in his hands.
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- Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.
- No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
- In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.
- All my life I believed I knew something. But then one strange day came when I realized that I knew nothing, yes, I knew nothing. And so words became void of meaning. I have arrived too late at ultimate uncertainty.
- The author’s conviction on this day of New Year is that music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance; that poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music; but this must not be taken as implying that all good music is dance music or all poetry lyric. Bach and Mozart are never too far from physical movement.
- The only chance for victory over the brainwash is the right of every man to have his ideas judged one at a time. You never get clarity as long as you have these packaged words, as long as a word is used by twenty-five people in twenty-five different ways. That seems to me to be the first fight, if there is going to be any intellect left.