Unprocessed


Praise of Folly
Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction
The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen
The Magic Circle of Rudolf II: Alchemy and Astrology in Renaissance Prague
Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos
What Is a Healthy Church?
Sidelights on Relativity
Relativity: A Very Short Introduction
The Weight of Glory
Why Does E=mc²? (And Why Should We Care?)
Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction
The Music of Pythagoras: How an Ancient Brotherhood Cracked the Code of the Universe and Lit the Path From Antiquity to Outer Space
Sacred Geometry: Deciphering the Code
Massive: The Missing Particle That Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science
The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction

326. Excessive reading does not make us smarter. Some people simply "devour" books. They do it without the necessary intervals of thought, which are necessary in order to "digest," to process what has been read, to absorb and comprehend it. When people of that kind speak, pieces of Hegel, Heidegger and Marx come out raw, unprocessed. Reading requires personal contribution as much as a bee requires "inner" work, as well as time, to transform pollen into honey.
Alija Ali Izetbegovic, Notes from Prison