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Reading builds the educated and informed electorate
by Brad Henry

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

Related topics: Education

Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world.
It means resilience in the face of adversity.
It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.
- Brad Henry

The status quo is simply unacceptable.
- Brad Henry

Oklahomans value our children and our seniors.
Oklahomans value traditions of faith.
Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans.
Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts.
- Brad Henry

 

In charting our course to the future,
we are mindful of our path from the past.
- Brad Henry

The worst thing we can do is to do nothing.
- Brad Henry

Education is not solely about earning a great living.
It means living a great life.
- Brad Henry

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No matter where you stand politically -
even if you're unsure of what your political ideology is -
it is important to take part in the process of shaping our government.
- Brad Henry

Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place.
Have faith in your own abilities, work hard,
and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.
- Brad Henry

Families are the compass that guide us.
They are the inspiration to reach great heights,
and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
- Brad Henry

Let us be bold.
Let us be brave.
Let us be together.
- Brad Henry

No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education.
An educated workforce is the foundation of every community
and the future of every economy.
- Brad Henry

What unites Oklahomans today is what has always united us:
Our unshakable faith.
Our love of family and compassion for others.
The unlimited promise of a hopeful future.
- Brad Henry

We must give Oklahoma families the opportunity to thrive and prosper.
We must give all Oklahomans the tools necessary to
pursue the American dream.
And then, we must get out of the way.
- Brad Henry

It is only through raising expectations and striving
for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
- Brad Henry

Resilience is woven deeply into the fabric of Oklahoma.
Throw us an obstacle, and we grow stronger.
- Brad Henry

There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the
politics of polarization.
- Brad Henry

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination,
and instill a love of learning.
- Brad Henry

The only thing holding us back is ourselves.
- Brad Henry

It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate
in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day.
- Brad Henry

If ever there was a time for true bipartisanship,
it is today.
- Brad Henry

A fundamental duty of government is to protect its people.
- Brad Henry

For only by nurturing the minds and strengthening the
values of our children can we give them an opportunity to be full,
productive citizens, to reach their God-given potential,
and to have good jobs right here in Oklahoma.
- Brad Henry

No one should have to choose between medicine and other necessities.
No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick.
And no one should have to live in constant fear that
a medical problem will become a financial crisis.
- Brad Henry

This is not the time for partisan bickering.
This is not the time for politics as usual.
Some of us are Democrats.
Some of us are Republicans.
Some of us are Independents.
Above all, we must be Oklahomans first.
- Brad Henry

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too
much time reading this sort of stuff.
- Frank Crane

I spend my happiest hours in reading Vedantic books.
They are to me like the light of the morning,
like the pure air of the mountains -
so simple,
so true, if once understood.
- Max Muller

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper
to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful
and entertaining authors.
- David Viscott

I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in
the '60s at San Francisco State,
and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit:
one was Elizabeth Bishop.
- Thom Gunn

In Ski Party we are reading up on how to have fun without sex.
That was the theme of every AIP picture!
- Dwayne Hickman

I'm good at reading people.
- Al Alvarez

I do finish reading a script and say,
Why are they making it and what are they talking about?
I like to try and be responsible in my choices in that way.
- Jennifer Connelly

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
- B. F. Skinner

But by reading them again and again finally I was able
to grasp the essential part.
What emotion, enthusiasm, enlightenment and confidence they communicated to me!
I wept for joy.
- Ho Chi Minh

As an actor, you're pretty much a hired gun.
You are reading other people's words off of a page
and doing what they want you to do.
- Corey Feldman

My commitment is to strive to lean on the Lord with my whole heart,
reading His word daily and earnestly seeking His will in my life.
- Elizabeth Dole

I hated to read.
My mother could not get me to read.
I'm going through the same thing with my daughter now.
I love to read now, but I don't remember reading.
- Dorothy Hamill

Don't ask me who's influenced me.
A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested,
and I've been reading all my life.
- Charles de Gaulle

Reading a novel of a private experience,
very, very different, the nature of it is very different.
- Sydney Pollack

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 was reading a book...
'the history of glue' - I couldn't put it down.
- Tim Vine

I have always loved the process of making the music,
reading the letters from the fans who get married to my music,
have children to my music and play my music at their funerals.
- Wynonna Judd

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

If I'm not afraid when I'm reading a script,
that means I know I've done it before.
If I read something and think, Wow, I can't play this part,
then I want to play it more.
- Linda Fiorentino

I have been reading scripts, going to auditions and
looking for the right opportunities.
- Kevin Richardson

I tell writers to keep reading, reading,
reading.
Read widely and deeply.
And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters.
And only write what you love.
- Anita Diament

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

Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance.
That translates into pacing a story,
pleasing a reading audience.
- Jimmy Buffett

What a sense of superiority it gives one to escape
reading some book which everyone else is reading.
- Alice James

At the same time, reading an action script...
It makes me wonder.
Was The Matrix a good script? I don't know.
- Shane West

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

If they don't read, if they don't love reading;
if they don't find themselves compulsively reading,
I don't think they're really a writer.
- Rita Dove

It got so bad that by the time I was graduated,
the only reading I did was in order to get the grade
and the only writing I did was in order to get the grade.
- R. A. Salvatore

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 had the advantage of reading the book,
and when the script was first submitted to me,
it was just another gangster story -
the east side taking over the west side and all that.
- Edward G. Robinson

I'm not altogether certain that a fundamentalism of
necessity has to argue that it is the only reading
of the human experience in order to stay alive.
- Chaim Potok

You write with ease to show your breeding,
but easy writing's curst hard reading.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

When I'm not at the keyboard, I'm generally reading,
practicing tai chi or middle eastern dance,
or cooking.
- Sarah Zettel


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