However, I firmly believe there is something substantial to be learned from every single book, so the following are a few pondering points and quotes:
- Things seem to lose their substance the instant one grapples with them; tasks are easier to accomplish than they initially appear
- The purpose behind following dead men's rules or laughing at dead men's jokes
- First and Second Youth-hood; sadness behind seeing the First Youth go because it isn't fully missed and appreciated until it is already gone
- "Is not the world sad enough in genuine earnest without making a pastime of mock sorrows?"