One must be rich in thought and character owe nothing to books, though propension is necessary to profitable reading; and the less reading is better than more -- book-struck men are of all readers least wise, however knowing or learned. Amos Bronson Alcott, Tablets.
Quoted from A Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations. Edited by Mohamed Taher & L S Ramaiah (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) p. 5. See Amazon.com.