quotes tagged with 'novel'

After all, I reflected, I was like my neighbours; and then I smiled, comparing myself with other men, comparing my active good-will with the lazy cruelty of their neglect. And at the very moment of that vainglorious thought, a qualm came over me, a horrid nausea and the most deadly shuddering. These passed away, and left me faint; and then as in its turn faintness subsided, I began to be aware of a change in the temper of my thoughts, a greater boldness, a contempt of danger, a solution of the bonds of obligation. I looked down; my clothes hung formlessly on my shrunken limbs; the hand that lay on my knee was corded and hairy. I was once more Edward Hyde.

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson, Source: Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeSaved by tabe218 in novel jekyllhyde 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A great obstacle to good education is the inordinate passion prevalent for novels, and the time lost in that reading which should be instructively employed. When this poison infects the mind, it destroys its tone and revolts it against wholesome reading . . . . the result is a bloated imagination, sickly judgment, and disgust towards all the real business of life.
Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: Writings (New York: The Library of America, 1984), p. 1412Saved by cboyack in education book knowledge literature reading novel 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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