He Said That? 9/30/17

From Albert Einstein (1879–1955), theoretical physicist who published the special and general theories of relativity and contributed in other areas of physics. He won the Nobel Prize in physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. From “What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck” The Saturday Evening Post (26 October 1929):

Reading after a certain age diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking, just as the man who spends too much time in the theater is tempted to be content with living vicariously instead of living his own life.

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One response to “He Said That? 9/30/17

  1. Old Al makes a valid point.

    Of course the other side of the point is that reading too little nurtures the delusion that the ruminations occurring inside one’s skull represent THE truth – as opposed to A truth.

    Invariably the hallmark of an impermeable bigotry.

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