Scholarship was one thing drudgery another. I very soon concluded that nothing would induce me to read let alone make notes on hundreds and hundreds of very very very boring books.
Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. I you look at it to admire it you are lost.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
My work always tried to unite the true with the beautiful but when I had to...