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Reading Quotes

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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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

 

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 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

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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

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, 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

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

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

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

In reading plays, however, it should always be remembered that any play,
however great, loses much when not seen in action.
- George P. Baker

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

But with comics you're reading and assimilating an image simultaneously,
instead of just reading or watching the tube.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

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

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

I went to college, but I learned to write by reading -
and writing.
- Daniel Pinkwater

In some areas I am more noted for reading then I am for cookies!
- Wally Amos

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

From 7 in the morning to 11 at night,
I was reading.
I don't think one can find any other time in one's
life to be left alone so much to read in peace like that.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

The demand that I make of my reader is that he should
devote his whole Life to reading my works.
- James Joyce

Hard writing makes easy reading.
- Wallace Stegner

If I could offer but one helpful hint to young Hoosiers
hoping to better their odds for success in life,
I would simply note the importance of thoughtful reading.
- Richard Lugar

I recommend the art of slow reading.
- Amos Oz

I finally decided one day, reading science fiction magazines of the time,
I could do at least as well as some of these people are doing.
So I finally made a serious effort.
- Fred Saberhagen

I like reading my bible, I like bible studies where
I get together with others and talk about the word
of God and how it relates to us and how we can change to become more like him.
- Bernhard Langer

I, of course, wanted to do something with Drew Barrymore.
Please.
So we were reading scripts back and forth and then we found this script,
Fever Pitch.
- Jimmy Fallon

The hearing aids are very helpful for speech reading.
Without the hearing aids, my voice becomes very loud,
and I cannot control the quality of my voice.
- Marlee Matlin

Finding people who get enormous pleasure from reading
books is a more and more unusual experience,
and so writers just so much want to be heard.
- Susie Bright

I do believe that reading can help you understand what
you're writing and see what others are doing.
But sometimes the desire for more information can act as an inhibitor.
- Manuel Puig

Writing a book for me, I expect, is very similar to
the experience of reading the book for my readers.
- R. A. Salvatore

Tact is after all a kind of mind reading.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

The forbidden things were a great influence on my life.
I was forbidden from reading A Catcher in the Rye.
- Amy Tan

Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.
- Augusten Burroughs

I'm still reading some scripts and I model as well,
so I'm still doing that.
But I don't want to do like just anything so we're
being really selective about the stuff I'll do.
- Kim Smith

Reading is a conversation.
All books talk.
But a good book listens as well.
- Mark Haddon

There are three kinds of men.
The one that learns by reading.
The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
- Will Rogers

With twins, reading aloud to them was the only chance I could get to sit down.
I read them picture books until they were reading on their own.
- Beverly Cleary

I love comics.
All I've been doing is reading every day,
sitting in the house.
Because I've not been feeling too good,
so I've been reading and reading.
- Jason Mewes

I, personally, have found reading a continual support to writing.
- Margaret Mahy

In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds;
all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation.
- Stephane Mallarme

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

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

If I don't get the goose-bump factor when I'm reading it than I can't do it.
- Russell Crowe

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

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us
from reading the old ones.
- John Wooden

Let's deal with reality.
The reality is that we will be reading Miranda rights
to the corpse of Osama bin Laden.
He will never appear in an American courtroom.
- Eric Holder

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

Reading was a big thing, yes.
Books were a big thing.
But the things that stick out were the newspapers.
- James Earl Jones

Court TV.
I can't stop watching it.
I am absolutely obsessed!
If I'm not reading a book or spending time with my husband,
my friends or my dog, I am watching Court TV.
- Debra Messing

When I was working on my career, I was very aware of what I had done,
what I wanted to do next.
I'm having a good time just reading things that might be interesting to do.
- Kurt Russell

We had a script reading, and that's where we met J.K.
Rowling, which was really exciting.
- Rupert Grint

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

You didn't hear the angels singing.
It was brought down to Mother Earth,
which is where it should be.
And that led me to a lot of other reading.
- Harvey Keitel

I never read Playboy before I started working there
and stopped reading it the day I quit.
- Harold Ramis

I'm just a hired actor who was hired for a particular job,
but I think one of the joys of reading the script was
the way that the personal and the global are woven together.
- Jeremy Northam

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

My reading is always about musical biographies.
I have an innate interest and passion for that.
- Nina Blackwood

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

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

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

Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good
substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the
leisure of the labouring classes.
- James Madison

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

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

I write early in the morning, usually after reading
portions of at least half a dozen newspapers on the web.
- Alan Dean Foster

I've found that when the market's going down and you buy funds wisely,
at some point in the future you will be happy.
You won't get there by reading 'Now is the time to buy.'
- Peter Lynch

There is nothing more distressing or tiresome than
a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work.
- William Gaddis

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


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