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Reading Quotes

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Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain

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You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation,
which are as necessary as reading.
I will rather say more necessary
because health is worth more than learning.
- Thomas Jefferson

 

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government
results from too much government.
- Thomas Jefferson

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank


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I was reading the dictionary.
I thought it was a poem about everything.
- Steven Wright

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered
into by reading other poems.
- John Barton

Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as
frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

Education...
has produced a vast population able to read but unable
to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

Reading builds the educated and informed electorate
so vital to our democracy.
- Brad Henry

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

Reading, after a certain age,
diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on,
my literary efforts from the age of about nine running
chiefly to poetry and plays.
- Patrick White

Spending waiting moments doing crossword puzzles or
reading a book you brought yourself.
- Marilyn vos Savant

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yeah, that came out of a reading.
It was great.
It's such a fun crew to be with, and we all went out
the night before and that really encouraged us to go out and get drunk.
- John Leguizamo

He looked like such a Republican.
He dressed like Pee-Wee Herman.
But had I known what he had done when I was reading about him,
I might have thought different.
- Matthew Bright

American high school students trail teenagers from
14 European and Asian countries in reading,
math and science.
We're even trailing France.
- Suzanne Fields

Grown men have been seen fleeing after reading the menu posted outside.
- William E. Geist

Reading the epitaphs, our only salvation lies in resurrecting
the dead and burying the living.
- Paul Eldridge

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down,
I was convulsed with laughter.
Someday I intend reading it.
- Groucho Marx

I wish in my own mind I were more definite -
that I was absolutely convinced I'd never direct someone else's script,
but I keep reading scripts, because I might find something.
- Paul Mazursky

My life as a working theorist began three months after
this preliminary study and background reading,
when Oscar gently nudged me toward working on a particular problem.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

I've always been that way.
I'm not very good at reading music but I'm pretty quick at picking things up.
- Roy Wood

I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare,
but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.
- Spike Milligan

I judged about a zillion awards this year so I've been
reading a lot of books that just came out.
- Rick Moody

Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.
- Augusten Burroughs

Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an
end to which our studies may point.
The use of reading is to aid us in thinking.
- Edward Gibbon

When you are reading, someone has done a lot of work on your behalf,
someone has had ideas and has then written and corrected
and improved them so that they can be shared.
- Margaret Mahy

I was improvising before I was reading music.
I was just trying to play things on the clarinet by ear.
I think my ear is one of my greatest assets.
- Pete Fountain

A newspaper that you're not reading can be used for anything;
and the same people didn't think it was immoral to
wrap their garbage in newspaper.
- Robert Rauschenberg

From reading too much, and sleeping too little,
his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The head of Fermilab was reading Astonishing Stories when he was ten.
- Frederik Pohl

I was taught a lot of Bible at home and had a voracious
appetite for reading the Bible.
- Amy Grant

A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book
and being convinced by its arguments,
will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot.
- John McCarthy

Criticism starts - it has to start -
with a real passion for reading.
It can come in adolescence, even in your twenties,
but you must fall in love with poems.
- Harold Bloom

When I got to the reading all the work,
I was reduced to being an actor in an experimental
play that I'd already written.
And I didn't want to be an actor.
- David Antin

Reading makes immigrants of us all.
It takes us away from home, but more important,
it finds homes for us everywhere.
- Jean Rhys

Louis Braille created the code of raised dots for reading
and writing that bears his name and brings literacy,
independence, and productivity to the blind.
- Bob Ney

Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever
devised for sins committed in previous lives.
The English reading public explains the reason why.
- James Joyce

It made me think about a whole area of human activity
that was not really a concern to me before that,
because I was involved in reading Chinese history,
or languages, or whatever.
- Ron Silver

The flood of print has turned reading into a process
of gulping rather than savoring.
- Raymond Chandler

I confess that reading proofs is a pleasure.
It stimulates and inspires me.
- Zane Grey

Your baby only needs a lot of light at night if he's
reading or he's entertaining guests.
- Lawrence Kutner

Resolve to edge in a little reading every day,
if it is but a single sentence.
If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself
felt at the end of the year.
- Horace Mann

Reading is to the mind what exercising is to the body.
- Richard Steele

Reading Stephen King's book, On Writing,
was like being cornered and forced to have a long,
drawn out mental enema.
- Mary Garden

I went through a period where I was really tired of
seeing and reading about myself.
- Michael Stipe

I grew up reading Shakespeare and Mark Twain.
- Jackson Browne

I read all the time.
I was reading a book I admire very much by Alice McDermot called Charming Billy.
- John McGahern

A lot of the cosmologists and astrophysicists clearly
had been reading science fiction.
- Frederik Pohl

'All Our Yesterdays' was unquestionably the best work I have ever done.
And the reading public stayed away in droves.
- Robert B. Parker

Every time there's a revolution, it comes from somebody
reading a book about revolution.
David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing.
- Mike Tyson

I suppose if I was to have to pick a few,
Ursula LeGuin would have to top the list.
It was while reading her work that I decided I wanted to be an author.
- Sarah Zettel

I don't think anyone really is interested in reading
about my emotional state.
It's not even interesting to me.
- Larry David

I am now reading Cooper's Naval History which I find very interesting.
- John D. Long

The Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has just published the story of her life.
I confess that it is not in my reading table.
- Mick Jagger

Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen.
- Stephen Ambrose

I'm a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting
kind of writer when you give me a pen.
- J. M. Synge

I don't have the insight with the Longhorns that I
do with the two teams that I own,
but as a fan and reading the sports pages,
I'm bullish about the Longhorns.
- Tom Hicks

Properly, we should read for power.
Man reading should be man intensely alive.
The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
- Ezra Pound

Stephen Hawking said he spent most of his first couple
of years at Cambridge reading science fiction (and I believe that,
because his grades weren't all that great).
- Frederik Pohl

One performs a very different act when reading a movie
and when reading a novel.
Your attention behaves differently.
- Manuel Puig

From the time I was a little boy I found myself reading
history when I had a choice.
I read a lot of things, but history had a special appeal for me.
- Donald Kagan

Many good sayings are to be found in holy books,
but merely reading them will not make one religious.
- Ramakrishna

When we're onstage, it's like mind reading:
we're on the same page.
- Guy Picciotto

The reading of all good books is like a conversation
with the finest minds of past centuries.
- Rene Descartes


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