For those of us who "can't get enough" of the down-low, or can never fulfill our need for more information:
There are books everywhere, and only a few are necessary. Society, stimulation, one finds these in spirit in one's solitude: the great are there, present to those who call on them, and the great ages behind impel the ardent thinker forward.
The Intellectual Life
By A.D. Sertillanges, O.P.