I'm working on a non-fiction book, right now the section on Meditation, and I ran across this quote once again. It's one of my favorites.
“It is not the bee’s touching of the flower that gathers honey, but her abiding for a time upon the flower that draws out the sweet. It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most, that will prove the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian.”
~Thomas Brooks (1608-1680) Non-Conformist preacher-Congregational principles