|Balfour when young - a chaste young bachelor known in the House as Pretty Fanny|
He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.
A. J. Balfour
As you know, I never read a book.
Isaiah Berlin (but Paul Johnson said he was a skimmer of genius). I unfortunately have not really learnt this art with books but on the net I am a skimmer of genius.
A.J. Balfour pointed out that all the many philosophical arguments for why murder is wrong had nothing in common with each other except their conclusion. It is almost, he said, as if the authors started with the conclusion and worked backwards. I don't have his essays to hand to quote exactly.
The man who loses his temper makes himself ridiculous.