Books that teach us to dance: There are writers who, by portraying the impossible as possible, and by speaking of morality and genius as if both were high-spirited freedom, as if man were rising up on tiptoe and simply had to dance out of inner pleasure.
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
No one can draw more out of things, books included, than he already knows. A man has no ears for that to which experience has given him no access.
The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few things they can use, dirty and confound the remainder, and revile the whole.
By Friedrich Nietzsche