Sunday, September 5, 2010

Ralph Waldo Emerson's Rules for Reading

"The practical rules . . . which I have to offer are:

1. Never read any book that is not a year old.

2. Never read any but famed books.

3. Never read any but what you like."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (as quoted in Adams Sherman Hill, Our English 103 (1888)).

Hat tip to Bryan Garner


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