For those new to this blog I am working though my quote books, indexing and cross-referencing them to make them more easily searchable. I am doing ten a day and choosing the best (or just most interesting) of the ten to share. Today we welcome John Habgood, former Archbishop of York to the stage:
100. The author generally does his best to prevent you invading the territory which is his own. 'I had to sweat to write it' he says 'so let the silly clot sweat to read it.' Therefore instead of going into battle (the book) assuming you will lose, go in as 'an angry young man' determined not to let the author's stupidity stop you from understanding his subject.
(Aston Training Scheme 10 year Anniversary - 20/6/87)