Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Tere Kirkland says
Great quote. I just started Hush, Hush yesterday and feel like I’m swallowing it whole! 😉
Shannon O'Donnell says
I’ve always loved this quote. It’s on my list of favorites. 🙂
Now that is one long sentence! 🙂
Love this quote! I’m pinning it with my other favorites.
Veronica Barton-Dean says
Amazing quote and so true:)
Ah. Sir Francis Bacon. Good stuff. I have a book compiled of his writings on all sorts of things. I think this is probably in it. I’ll have to check.
Jemi Fraser says
Elle Strauss says
Thanks for the quote! And I’d add, and some to be slurped like a fruit smoothy.
Tabitha Bird says
Beautiful quotes. That quote about sums it up for me 🙂
Caroline Starr Rose says
Shannon, I used to have a portion of this one in my classroom.
Elle, love it!!
What a wise man.
I like that quote! Thanks for sharing.