I watched one of my favorite verions of the Cinderella story yesterday, and included was this priceless 'indictment' of the troubles that follow when one reads too much:
"They say she was once a grand lady and lived on the hill. But she took
to reading books and went from bad to worse, stuffed her head with full
of ideas, and now she's a bit addled."
The Widow Sonder to her children and stepdaughter Ella, about Madame Toquet, in The Glass Slipper (1955).