How to Read a Book

Adler, Mortimer J. and Charles Lincoln Van Doren

Simon and Schuster, 1972

p. 12

[Teflon readers] are “as Alexander Pope rightly calls them, book-full blockheads, ignorantly read. There have always been literate ignoramuses who have read too widely and not well. The Greeks had a name for such a mixture of learning and folly which might be applied to the bookish but poorly read of all ages. They are all ‘sophomores.’”