Quote of the Day

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

 

This quote is a new one to me, but it is so true as to be almost an epiphany type moment.  I buy books in the hope that I can acquire their knowledge, or the simple enjoyment of reading them, knowing full well I don’t have the time to really read and digest them all.

*I came to the quote via David Frum and Random Acts of Reading.*

About the author

Kevin Holtsberry

I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season - oh, and watching golf too).

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