Wednesday, April 12, 2006

4 Types of Readers

Readers may be divided into four classes:
1. Sponges, who absorb all that they read and return it in nearly the same state, only a little dirtied.
2. Sand-glasses, who retain nothing and are content to get through a book for the sake of getting through the time.
3. Strain-bags, who retain merely the dregs of what they read.
4. Mogul diamonds, equally rare and valuable, who profit by what they read, and enable others to profit by it also.

-Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet, critic (1772-1834)


Blogger Jax said...

Hmm... I wonder what I am? a strain bag or a sand-glass?

Thu Mar 31, 02:10:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Srini said...

Sad it was called the Mogul Diamond where as it was supposed to be the Indian Diamond. But hey, thatz cool classification.

Fri Apr 01, 09:02:00 AM 2005  
Blogger Nirek said...

good classfication..
i think i am in 3rd category

Thu Apr 13, 06:26:00 PM 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not read at all
What category I am in ...

Mon Apr 17, 10:54:00 PM 2006  

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