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Do I need to read a lot of books - or even one?
Plato : Books can be your worst enemies
ContentsKnowing the things as products of actionsWhom are you talking to?Talking to GodOn writingWriting creates forgetfulness and a tiresome company!Intelligence needs knowledge of the circumstancesWriting as amusementTeaching needs dialogue and congeniality of soulsRecapitulationSocrates' prayer
To the First Chapter
Cf. Rilke, Letter to a Young Poet | Kierkegaard, My work as an author
Emerson, Self-knowledge | Gibson - McRury, Discovering one's face | Emerson, We differ in art, not in wisdom