• Learn to be good readers, which is perhaps a more difficult thing than you imagine. Learn to be discriminative in your reading; to read faithfully, and with your best attention, all kinds of things which you have a real interest in,--a real, not an imaginary,--and which you find to be really fit for what you are engaged in.

    Thomas Carlyle, Henry Duff Traill (2010). “The Works of Thomas Carlyle”, p.455, Cambridge University Press