Quote from Nikola Tesla


“Of all things I liked books best. My father had a large library and whenever I could manage I tried to satisfy my passion for reading. He did not permit it and would fly in a rage when he caught me in the act. He hid the candles when he found that I was reading in secret. He did not want me to spoil my eyes. But I obtained tallow, made the wicking and cast the sticks into tin forms, and every night I would bush the keyhole and the cracks and read, often till dawn.”

– Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla portrait
Nikola Tesla

“Quote from Nikola Tesla” sources:

Portrait of Nikola Tesla taken by Napoleon Sarony, circa 1890 when Nikola was thirty-four years old / Wikimedia Commons / My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla / Nikola Tesla Wikiquote