Adler: "When I'm reading a Great Book, I never read faster than 20 pages an hour, and sometimes slower than that."
Here's the author of How To Read A Book on a radio program, talking about how he reads the Great Books.
To a teacher of speed reading: "You can't be a fan of mine and be a speedreader."
"It's terribly important for each of us, for everyone, to find a number of books that are over their heads."
"Sometimes it takes me ten days to read one book, or even longer than ten days, because I'm really working at it; I'm trying to make that book part of myself."