Quote by Francois Fenelon
If the riches of the Indies, or the crowns of all the kingdom of Europe, were laid at my feet in exchange for my love of reading, I would spurn them all.
This quote suggests that the speaker's love for reading is more valuable and fulfilling than material wealth and prestige. It implies that the intellectual and emotional fulfillment gained from books and knowledge is worth more than any riches or societal status. The quote highlights the speaker's unwavering devotion to reading, emphasizing the transformative and enriching power of literature.
Men expect that religion should cost them no pains, that happiness should drop into their laps without any design and endeavor on their part, and that, after they have done what they please while they live, God should snatch them up to heaven when they die. But though the commandments of God be not grievous, yet it is fit to let men know that they are not thus easy.
Language can't describe reality. Literature has no stable reference, no real meaning. Each reader's interpretation is equally valid, more important than the author's intention. In fact, nothing in life has meaning. Reality is subjective. Values and truths are subjective. Life itself is a kind of illusion. Blah, blah, blah, let's have another scotch.