A French gentleman who possessed a large library was asked an old question by a visitor, a question so often posed to those who own a lot of books:
"And have you read them all?"
But this wise collector turned to his guest and, with an astonished look on his face, simply replied "No, and I haven't drunk all the wine in my cellar either."
The point was made at once. His books, like his prized bottles, were waiting for the moment he chose to open them, there for his pleasure according to his own timing. After all, what good would a cellar of empty bottles be to him? Or a library of books already completed?