There's a time to write, and a time to read; a time to teach, and a time to learn. Samuel Johnson, in February 1767, was doing research in a library at the Queen's house when the King encountered him:

His Majesty enquired if he was then writing any thing. He answered, he was not, for he had pretty well told the world what he knew, and must now read to acquire more knowledge.

Maybe it's time for me to do the same --- to cut back on the blathering and undertake some serious study? Obviously, yes ... but am I wise enough to do so? Doubtful ...

(from James Boswell's Life of Johnson; see also Global Wisdom (22 Jul 1999), Bookhouse Boy (29 Sep 1999), Cave Time Party Time (5 May 2000), ...)

TopicLiterature - TopicWriting - TopicThinking - 2003-03-08

(correlates: JohnsonOnAnecdotes, CarPeople, FreudianParalysis, ...)