Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Quote

Do we write books so that they shall merely be read? Don't we also write them for employment in the household? For one that is read from start to finish, thousands are leafed through, other thousands lie motionless, others are jammed against mouseholes, thrown at rats, others are stood on, sat on, drummed on, have gingerbread baked on them or are used to light pipes.


E 65 - Aphorisms (1765-1799) - Notebook E (1775 - 1776)

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Do we write books so that they shall merely be read? Don't we also write them for employment in the household? For one that is read from start to...

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Do we write books so that they shall merely be read? Don't we also write them for employment in the household? For one that is read from start to...

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Do we write books so that they shall merely be read? Don't we also write them for employment in the household? For one that is read from start to...

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Do we write books so that they shall merely be read? Don't we also write them for employment in the household? For one that is read from start to...