Turning Pages, Slowly

"The Abbé Terrasson says that if the size of a book is measured not by the number of pages but by the time needed to understand it, then it can be said of many a book that it would be much shorter if it were not so short."

(Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, Trans. Paul Guyer and Allen W. Wood, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998 (1781), p. 104).