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Jean Rhys Quotes and Sayings

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

I often want to cry.
That is the only advantage women have over men -
at least they can cry.
- Jean Rhys

Age seldom arrives smoothly or quickly.
It's more often a succession of jerks.
- Jean Rhys

I like shape very much.
A novel has to have shape, and life doesn't have any.
- Jean Rhys

 

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whitney and I have fun reading the newspaper sometimes.
You'd be amazed at the places they say I've been.
- Bobby Brown

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

And you can't make a mistake when you are reading the Torah,
so you have men standing around who will correct you
if you are reading it incorrectly.
- Jami Gertz

What the war did was give me the opportunity of three
years of continuous reading,
and it was in the course of reading that I became convinced
that I should become an economist.
- Douglass North

A great many people now reading and writing would be
better employed keeping rabbits.
- Edith Sitwell

You must consider, when reading this treatise,
that mental perception, because connected with matter,
is subject to conditions similar to those to which
physical perception is subject.
- Maimonides

If you want to get rich from writing,
write the sort of thing that's read by persons who
move their lips when they're reading to themselves.
- Don Marquis

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

Few of the great works of ancient Greek literature are easy reading.
- Gilbert Murray

One trouble with developing speed reading skills is
that by the time you realize a book is boring you've already finished it.
- Franklin P. Jones

That was the problem with reading: you always had to
pick up again at the very thing that had made you stop reading the day before.
- Nicholson Baker

In the olden days, the umpire didn't have to take any courses in mind reading.
The pitcher told you he was going to throw at you.
- Leo Durocher

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

The first reading of a Will, where a person dies worth anything considerable,
generally affords a true test of the relations' love to the deceased.
- Samuel Richardson

I was well traveled, and I created this illusion of
literacy through reading and writing.
I wrote a book of short stories.
- Tom T. Hall

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

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

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

A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.
- Gloria Steinem

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

I used to live a very social life and never spend much
solitary time looking at birds or reading.
- Lynda Barry

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

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

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

Written poetry is worth reading once,
and then should be destroyed.
Let the dead poets make way for others.
- Antonin Artaud

Never be entirely idle; but either be reading,
or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring
something for the public good.
- Thomas a Kempis

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

My Alma mater was books, a good library...
I could spend the rest of my life reading,
just satisfying my curiosity.
- Malcolm X

Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful,
more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips,
if you take your time.
Reading is not an exception.
- Amos Oz

I started reading and talking and interviewing nutritionists
and a thread was starting to form for me which is -
a protein digests in a different rate of speed than a carbohydrate.
- Suzanne Somers

People who have been made to suffer by certain things
cannot be reminded of them without a horror which paralyses every other pleasure,
even that to be found in reading a story.
- Stendhal

I was reading the poems of Rochester.
Rochester made himself out to be bisexual,
but I think that was only to shock.
Most of his poetry is sexual, even pornographic.
- Thom Gunn

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by
reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time
by watching the second hand of a clock.
- Ben Hecht

The end of reading is not more books but more life.
- Holbrook Jackson

As you know from reading many of these Negro writers,
we don't deal too much with the discussion of democracy
and what it means and how improvisation fits in all that.
- Stanley Crouch

There is only one situation I can think of in which
men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do.
It is when they are in love and reading a love letter.
- Mortimer Adler

I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes.
It involves Russia.
- Woody Allen

If you re-read your work, you can find on re-reading
a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing.
- William Safire

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great
work at some moment every day.
- Thornton Wilder

I started reading when I was about three,
a little over three.
- Chuck Jones

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man;
and writing an exact man.
- Francis Bacon

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

Reading is an activity subsequent to writing:
more resigned,
more civil, more intellectual.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I was an omnivore at reading, so that everything I ever read contributed.
- Jack Vance

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp.
The reader, reading it, makes it live:
a live thing,
a story.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

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

What I was reading was already part of my psyche,
but finally someone else was saying it's okay to walk alone.
- Charlie Trotter

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
- Joseph Addison

Scientific understanding is often beautiful,
a profoundly aesthetic experience which gives pleasure
not unlike the reading of a great poem.
- Paul Nurse

You can learn as much about the history from reading
about the present as you can vice versa,
that is learning about the present through history,
which is what I do for a living.
- Ken Burns

We never stop reading, although every book comes to an end,
just as we never stop living, although death is certain.
- Roberto Bolano

No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book,
but many have tried while trying to write one.
- Robert Byrne

What is reading, but silent conversation.
- Charles Lamb


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