Pay heed to this, you who pray on the run but dally with books, you who are fervent in reading and lukewarm in praying. Reading should serve prayer, should dispose the affections, should neither devour the hours nor gobble up the moments of prayer. When you read you are taught about Christ, but when you pray you join him in familiar colloquy. How much more enchanting is the grace of speaking with him than about him!
Gilbert of Hoyland, Sermons on the Song of Songs I, Sermon 7: Approach the Beloved, v 2 (CF 14, page 109)