If you like genius content that can still be interpreted with knowledge of English, then I recommend:
*The Golden Notebook by Nathan Coppedge (includes creative interpretation of quotes by several great thinkers who had golden ideas. For example, Lichtenberg, Novalis, Locke, Kant, and Protagoras. And some quotes from me).
The book was based on other collections of aphorisms in English:
*The Waste Books by Lichtenberg.
*The Philosophical Writings of Novalis.
*Fragments of Protagoras from Ancient Greek Philosophy Reader.
I also draw on The Oxford Book of Aphorisms, and Elias Canetti s work The Secret Heart of the Clock.
One of the better fiction books in history is Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino.
And if you can tolerate a little grit, Ellison s The Invisible Man is one of the better writings in English.
If you want to read the Bible, I recommend Ecclesiastes ("There is nothing new under the sun"), and the Proverbs of Solomon.