It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man’s life is usually made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.
The man who doesn’t make up his mind to cultivate the habit of thinking misses the greatest pleasure in life.
Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn’t change people’s habits. It just kept them inside the house.
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.