Reading Quotes by Anthony Browne, Jewel, Jeff Baena, J. C. Ryle, Robin Gibb, M. H. Abrams and many others.
Picture books are for everybody at any age, not books to be left behind as we grow older. The best ones leave a tantalising gap between the pictures and the words, a gap that is filled by the reader’s imagination, adding so much to the excitement of reading a book.
I used to love reading when I was little, and then it became difficult and I didn’t understand why. I thought, what a bummer, my passion all drained out of me. So when I found out I had dyslexia, it was like, oh, that’s what it was.
I was reading a lot of Jacques Derrida at the time, writing ‘Beth.’ He actually talked about zombies.
I should as soon expect a farmer to prosper in business who contented himself with sowing his fields and never looking at them till harvest, as expect a believer to attain much holiness who was not diligent about his Bible reading, his prayers, and the use of his Sundays.
My idea of a good time is creating something and reading a good book.
Hard work makes easy reading or, at least, easier reading.
I avoid the young adult section altogether if possible, although it’s sometimes fun to catch a girl lying on the floor, reading “Gossip Girl.”
It is important to increase our sense of God’s richness and wonder by reading what his great lovers have said about him.
I think people probably lie about not reading their own reviews. I don’t think that’s true – I’ve been to a lot of music festivals and hung out backstage, especially in the past couple of years, and I see all these bands reading about themselves in newspapers. So I don’t think that’s true.
I’m reading a book about Romaine Brooks, a wonderful painter from early in the last century.
Accurate reading on a wide range of subjects makes the scholar; careful selection of the better makes the saint.
Were we to choose our leaders on the basis of their reading experience and not their political programs, there would be much less grief on earth. I believe … that for someone who has read a lot of Dickens to shoot his like in the name of an idea is harder than for someone who has read no Dickens.
College: two hundred people reading the same book. An obvious mistake. Two hundred people can read two hundred books.
I love a garden and a book.
Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
The ‘means of grace’ are such as Bible reading, private prayer, and regularly worshiping God in Church, wherein one hears the Word taught and participates in the Lord’s Supper.
The attitude of the actor is his interpretation of what he reads, and the written word is what creates the role in the actor’s mind, and I guess in reading the things that were given to me, I reacted as you guys saw me, you know.
if I’d thought that nobody would like it as I was writing it, I would have written it even more. But I never think of the audience. I never think of people reading. I never think of people, period.
I decided I don’t want to go for the top job now. I could be working for another 25 years and I’d like to be reading bedtime stories to my children for another two or three years.
In my experience most mathematicians are intellectually lazy and especially dislike reading experimental papers. He seemed to have very strong biological intuitions but unfortunately of negative sign.
Reading is a gift. It’s something you can do almost anytime and anywhere. It can be a tremendous way to learn, relax, and even escape. So, enough about the virtues of reading. Time to read on.
When you go visiting countries, you start reading the history of the place and you start getting into the culture, and then you have to leave. In my experience, all countries have hidden treasures.
At first I could not believe what I was reading. I got up from my seat and walked away, talking to myself that I may have found my mom.
the art of reading hardly differs from the art of writing, in that its most intense pleasures and pains must remains private, and cannot be communicated to others.
In our fathers’ time nothing was read but books of feigned chivalry,
wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end, but only
to manslaughter and bawdry.
wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end, but only
to manslaughter and bawdry.
I felt so liberated when I first saw Charles MeeвЂ™s ‘The Glory of the World’ at BAM play, because for me this is the gateway to contemplation, or this is the gateway to love, or this is the gateway to faith, not sitting and reading a book by an isolated monk, god bless him. This is.
It is the only time that I can ever remember the Prime Minister reading out the conclusions of a meeting that did not take place. They were already written before it started.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
I’m also doing constant book readings, movies. You name it, I’m doing it.
I was so anxious for it to be my turn, for the manager to read the letter from my mum. I waited and waited for it. The manager had spoken to the mothers of every player in the team; he’d been reading a message before every game for months, and finally my turn had come.
People have a hard time reading my comics. I think I leave things out, but I feel you should.
I keep a quotes journal – of every sentence that I’ve wanted to remember from my reading of the past 30 years.
We feel the same emotions for our ideas as we do for the real world, which is why we can cry while reading a book, or fall in love with movie stars.
My first signing was at my hometown independent bookstore and everyone in the world came. It was so nice. My family was there, my parents, everybody I worked with, all my friends. So I had this great first reading with a like hundred people there.
An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.
Religion is not what you will get after reading all the scriptures of the world. It is not really what is grasped by the grain. It is a heart grasp.
Traversing a slow page, to come upon a lode of the pure shining metal is to exult inwardly for greedy hours.
Easy writing’s curst hard reading.
Books are meat and medicine and flame and flight and flower steel, stitch, cloud and clout, and drumbeats on the air.
As I tell my intro creative writing students, after reading someone you love, wait at least an hour before starting to write.
My grandmother was an English teacher for a while. And she stressed to me the importance of reading, being able to articulate well.
People adore bad reviews. Nobody would be interested in reading the good ones.
The regret on our side is, they used to say years ago, we are reading about you in science class. Now they say, we are reading about you in history class.
After all, I believe it is the style of thought entirely, and the style of expression, which makes the difference in books.
I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.
To read between the lines was easier than to follow the text.
Instead of growing old gracefully, at home with my family – reading and writing and praying and thinking – too much of my time has been spent at airports and in hotels.
I remember reading ‘Catcher in the Rye,’ but I don’t think I got it.
I love readings and my readers, but the din of voices of the audience gives me stage fright, and the din of voices inside whisper that I am a fraud, and that the jig is up. Surely someone will rise up from the audience and say out loud that not only am I not funny and helpful, but I’m annoying, and a phony.
Education could be a great vehicle for gender equity. It allows people to see what your rights are by reading. Quite often women, for example, may have rights that they are not in the position to actually make use of.
We do not talk – we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests.
Reading is a stout-hearted activity, disporting courage, keenness, stick-to-it-ness. It is also, in my experience, one of the most thrilling and enduring delights of life, equal to a home run, a slam-dunk, or breaking the four-minute mile.
I judged about a zillion awards this year so Ive been reading a lot of books that just came out.
I gave my heart to Jesus. I accepted him as my Lord and Savior, started reading the Bible, started going to a church (and) started a relationship with Jesus.
I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.
One of the reasons why people in the west are nervous is they are reading the Koran, and the life of Mohammed and he is a prophet that declared he was victorious through terror and that is disturbing to people.
The waitress comes over to me like, ‘What’chu readin’ for?’ I had never been asked that. Not ‘What am I reading?’ but ‘What am I reading for?’ Goddammit, you stumped me. Hmm, why do I read? I suppose I read for a lot of reasons, one of the main ones being so I don’t end up being a… waffle waitress.
There’s an old rule in neuroscience that does not alter with age: use it or lose it. It is a very hopeful principle when applied to critical thought in the reading brain because it implies choice.
People can relate to reading a book for the first time and the world starts to create, even without you prepping for it.
I once read that the only way to enjoy life is to observe everything with a sense of detached amusement. I don’t always do that, but it serves you well to keep it in mind.
It sounds extraordinary but it’s a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading.
It’s true, reading too many novels makes you go blind.
Many readers judge of the power of a book by the shock it gives their feelings – as some savage tribes determine the power of muskets by their recoil; that being considered best which fairly prostrates the purchaser.
I love to read different books on completely different subjects at the same time. I cannot focus on one. I read a few pages of literature, then I jump to philosophy and at the same time I’m reading biographies of Mahler.
Oprah’s got good politics, she’s got a good heart, and she’ll have us all up Jazzercising at six in the morning. This cannot be a bad thing, and reading a book while we’re Jazzercising. So America would be better off if Oprah were president.
You don’t read it in the sense of reading a message; it doesn’t work like that. What’s happening is that the Shadows are responding to the attention you pay them.
If you’re considering going into student debt, I encourage you to seek the Lord’s will through the reading and study of His Word, prayer, and the wise counsel of others before you make the decision to take out a loan.
What sense of superiority it gives one to escape reading some book which every one else is reading.
A fondness for reading, which, properly directed, must be an education in itself.
There are distinct duties of a poet laureate. I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress and advise the librarian. The rest is how I want to promote poetry
My days are filled with work I love – reading poems, writing poems, talking with people about poems, teaching, directing a writing program, hosting readings, etc.
To communicate is our chief business; society and friendship our chief delights; and reading, not to acquire knowledge, not to earn a living, but to extend our intercourse beyond our own time and province.
If a scientist is reading a paper online and clicks through to purchase material, there’s value there. It might be a business model; it might be enough to defray the cost of open access. I just want to create the infrastructure that makes movement and sharing easier.
There is nothing more distressing or tiresome than a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work.
In reading plays, however, it should always be remembered that any play, however great, loses much when not seen in action.
You may be sitting in a room reading this book. Imagine one note struck upon the piano. Immediately that one note is enough to change the atmosphere of the room – proving that the sound element in music is a powerful and mysterious agent, which it would be foolish to deride or belittle.
I snatched the paper away from Dopey. “Hey,” he yelled. “I was reading that!” “Let somebody who can pronounce all the big words have a try,” I said.
If readers understand that they do not understand what they are reading then they must possess an understanding which is superior to the meaning which caused that misunderstanding.
I grew up reading comic books. Super hero comic books, Archie comic books, horror comic books, you name it.
Literary influences are harder for me to point to, because mostly it’s a mulch of all of my past reading.
I believe we have an obligation to read for pleasure, in private and in public places. If we read for pleasure, if others see us reading, then we learn, we exercise our imaginations. We show others that reading is a good thing.
I was lying in bed on a Saturday morning, reading the paper, when my phone went. The caller was Rangers director, Jack Gillespie, and he offered me the manager’s job at Ibrox. I was flattered but declined with thanks. John Greig was a good friend of mine and I had no intention of being involved in ousting him.
I’ve learned how to sleep on airplanes. When I’m taking a trans-Atlantic flight or going to a different continent, I will always read because reading puts me to sleep. When you watch a movie, you have all that light coming to your eyes, but with reading, I can’t get through 15 or 20 pages.
Reading is an escape, an education, a delving into the brain of another human being on such an intimate level that every nuance of thought, every snapping of synapse, every slippery desire of the author is laid open before you like, well, a book.
Theres always an anxiety about playing literary characters because one of the great joys of reading books is that you can create your own vision of things.
I’ve never really been a genre fan. I never grew up reading comic books, or was a horror buff.
Sometimes I get the feeling that there are orgies going on all over new York City, and somebody says, `Let’s call Desmond,’ and somebody else says, ‘Why bother? He’s probably home reading the Encyclopedia Britannica.’
A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.
Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.
People have pointed out evidences of personal feeling in my notices as if they were accusing me of a misdemeanor, not knowing that criticism written without personal feeling is not worth reading. It is the capacity for making good or bad art a personal matter that makes a man a critic.
I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.
I am working on a technical paper on compassion. So I am reading everything I can on the subject, including my own mind and heart.
For anyone addicted to reading commonplace books . . . finding a good new one is much like enduring a familiar recurrence of malaria, with fever, fits of shaking, strange dreams . . . .
Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
We teach reading, writing and math by [having students do] them. But we teach democracy by lecture.
He that loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, so in all fortunes.
I was reading that lightning is a negative charge that comes from the friction that clouds carry. And since opposites attract, I would like to think that he was so positive the moment that he died, so happy, he pulled that bolt right out of the sky. I donвЂ™t know if thatвЂ™s possible, but thatвЂ™s what I believe.
I am reading “The Yellow Birds” by Kevin Powers and “Redeployment” by Phil Klay . Both Powers and Klay are Iraq War vets. Klay’s stories are remarkable.
I had just taken to reading. I had just discovered the art of leaving my body to sit impassive in a crumpled up attitude in a chair or sofa, while I wandered over the hills and far away in novel company and new scenes… My world began to expand very rapidly,… the reading habit had got me securely.
It is my contention that the process of reading is part of the process of writing, the necessary completion without which writing can hardly be said to exist.
I’m never ashamed to read a book twice or as many times as I want. We never expect to drink a glass of water just once in our lives. A book can be that essential, too.
The research reading I did for Fascination and Liberation included some Jung, and I noticed that he had a similar impression of Buddhism to myself, that, if it weren’t for certain qualifying clauses, the philosophy would be downright suicidal.
I am suddenly comsumed by nostalgia for the little girl who was me, who loved the fields and believed in God, who spent winter days home sick from school reading Nancy Drew and sucking menthol cough drops, who could keep a secret.
I think a book should be judged 10 years later, after reading and re-reading it.
Reading those turgid philosophers here in these remote stone buildings may not get you a job, but if those books have forced you to ask yourself questions about what makes life truthful, purposeful, meaningful, and redeeming, you have the Swiss Army Knife of mental tools, and it’s going to come in handy all the time.
Reading a newspaper is as important to me as reading a script. Sitting in a cafe and drinking coffee is as important as going for a shoot.
When you play a character that is so emotionally closed there are times when you ask yourself if you are doing enough and if it’s reading. That is where you have a director, who is the barometer of what you are doing.
Where books are burned in the end people will be burned too.
I had a melody and a rhythm and chords, but nothing to talk about. I remember reading about how the decline of the steel industry had been affecting the Lehigh Valley, and I decided that’s what I was going to write the song about.
Re-reading is much underrated. I’ve read The Spy Who Came in from the Cold once every five years since I was 15. I only started to understand it the third time.
Somewhere, everywhere, now hidden, now apparent in what ever is written down, is the form of a human being. If we seek to know him, are we idly occupied?
I worked probably 25 years by myself, just writing and working, not trying to publish much, not giving readings.
Reading Proust is like bathing in someone else’s dirty water.
I know when I go to a poetry reading, I feel purged, exulted. You let the poet guide you through some kind of journey.
On my reading of history people who want to bring us the best are usually the people we ought to be afraid of.
In general, I think, less is more, and that if a reader stops reading because a book is too icky then I’ve failed in my obligation to the readers.
If you have feelings about reading, you feel the rhythm of prose or of a poem like music. It awakens something in your soul and then of course you study, read, you grow up and you begin to understand the message and that is the first step towards understanding life.
I will sign every contract Arsenal put in front of me without reading it.
I feel very privileged to get to read and write and not to have to do things that I don’t like, and I don’t want to give that up. Everything else is just a bonus and often a distraction from the writing, reading, and traveling that gives me the most pleasure.
Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought.
I’d begun reading Crumb shortly before that, and other underground stuff, so that was an influence to some degree. Of course the Marvel and DC comics, they had been my main interests in my teenage years.
I do try not to spend much time reading in the suspense genre.
While writing a novel I almost completely stop reading books in the same sub-genre for the duration.
I often carry things to read so that I will not have to look at the people.
As I was reading the book [Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries] I kept thinking, “Sweetie, you are dancing as fast as you can!”
When Mats came in the evenings, they would drink tea in the kitchen while reading their books and talking about them. If Katri came in, they were quiet and waited for her to leave. The back door would close, and Katri would have gone. вЂњDoes your sister read our books?вЂќ Anna wanted to know. вЂњNo. She reads literature.
When I write on Twitter, I do other things: I’m working, grading, or reading, and I’m procrastinating, and I’ll pop on Twitter and be like, “Hey, what’s up? Yogurt’s delicious.”
Boredom is a certain sign that we are allowing our faculties to rust in idleness.
Also, I’ve spent an entire week without reading any books or talking about them too loudly. I’m learning to work my apparat’s screen, the colourful pulsating mosaic of it, the fact that it knows every last stinking detail about the world, whereas my books only know the minds of their authors.
I started writing as soon as I started reading.
I think that if Americans put critical thought, which I think they will, into what they are reading in these newspapers and actually what is being accomplished by the Trump administration, they would realize that the press in many cases has not been doing their job in reporting the truth.
Seeing your name on the list for KP or guard duty when you’re in the Army is like reading a bad review.
Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings.
I read ‘The Young Landlords’ and felt almost a chemical change. What I realized while reading that book was that I could write in my voice, use my tongue, my language, my style, and write a story.
Everybody reads for me. I was never weird about that. I never minded coming in and reading. They should know if I’m the right person, and I should know if I want to do a movie.
I have seen too many screenwriters of promise become formula addicts and slaves to stop watch structure. Spend that time watching movies, reading screenplays, reading plays, and most importantly – write from your gut.
Only 20 percent of our longevity is genetically determined. The rest is what we do, how we live our lives and increasingly the molecules that we take. It’s not the loss of our DNA that causes aging, it’s the problems in reading the information, the epigenetic noise.
Reading is like looking through several windows which open to an infinite landscape….For me life without reading would be like being in prison, it would be as if my spirit were in a straightjacket; life would be a very dark and narrow place.
I can’t be reading novels when I’m writing a novel, because somebody’s voice creeps in. The hardest thing to do is keep the tone and your attitude over the course of a year or however long it takes.But when I’m writing short stories, which I will be doing shortly, I can read anything I like.
I got into reading a lot of noir and a lot of thrillers as well, and I really admired the plotting about those and the way that they can surprise you. And obviously to surprise people and to have twists in the tale, you have to plan quite carefully.
Before ‘Giant,’ I had only ever worked with Michael Greif, Michael John LaChiusa and Kate Baldwin in readings. It’s really exciting to be blessed with the opportunity to work with so many I would put in the ‘genius’ book.
The art of reading is in great part that of acquiring a better understanding of life from one’s encounter with it in a book.
To me, if I’m reading a fantastic story or I go on a nice first date and I have a wonderful time, I’m not gonna complain because it didn’t work out. I’m gonna go on a second date.
Poetry is all I write, whether for books or readings or for the National Theatre or for the opera house and concert hall or even for TV.
Then I heard this genius teacher Stella Adler – I recommend you read anything you might find about her and if you have anyone interested in theatre, you get them one of her books.
I started reading SF when I was about twelve and I read all I could, so any author who was writing about that time, I read. But there’s no doubt who got me off originally and that was A. E.
I never really liked poetry readings; I liked to read poetry by myself, but I liked singing, chanting my lyrics to this jazz group.
I have found, in short, from reading my own writing, that my subject in fiction is the action of grace in territory largely held by the devil.
I’m less worried about accomplishment – as younger people always can’t help but be – and more concerned with spending my time well, spending time with my family, and reading, learning things.
With various readings stored his empty skull, Learn’d without sense, and venerably dull.
I’m amazed at how Muslims keep their humanity after reading the Koran.
Kids definitely go into bookstores after reading ‘Twilight’ and want something else like it.
Being gay, the last time I looked, had nothing to do with reading a balance book, fixing a broken bone or changing a spark plug.
Writing, or at least good writing, is an outgrowth of that urge to use language to communicate complex ideas and experiences between people. And that’s true whether you’re reading Shakespeare or bad vampire fiction-reading is always an act of empathy. It’s always an imagining of what it’s like to be someone else.
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
(Talks about her childhood) I grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Reading, PA. It was the most magical fun childhood. We had grape arbours and we would make jam with my mom. My dad would go to work and he’d come home. He’d clean out stalls and fix split-row fences.
I do not write for the reader to come, but for him who is here, short of reading the text on my shoulder.
I shall die reading; since my book and a grave are so near.
In art and life we’re always reading bodies and behaviors (and skies and skylines or whatever), constructing brief and shifting coherences, and I guess I want to capture that process of characterization and re-characterization instead of offering up a few stable, easily-summarized individuals.
I would be at home reading, because I felt so disconnected from humanity.
I never read Ford Madox Ford’s “The Good Soldier.” I’ve been reading books that I should have read years ago and did not. That’s one of them.
A novelist writes a novel, and people read it. But reading is a solitary act. While it may elicit a varied and personal response, the communal nature of the audience is like having five hundred people read your novel and respond to it at the same time. I find that thrilling.
We can not imagine that an Arab population forming more than 80 percent of the Iraqi society will allow the article reading that Iraq is part of the Islamic world instead of mentioning that we are part of the Arab nation, as if they want us to be linked to Iran and not to the Arab nation.
If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
I hadn’t learned to read by third grade, which wasn’t unusual for some kids. I knew something was wrong because I couldn’t see or understand the words the way the other kids did. I wasn’t the least bit bothered – until I was sent back to the second-grade classroom for reading help after school.
Every other day I read a book. It takes me two days to finish a book. I like reading because if I’m not doing anything, then I read. If my mom tells me to go take out the trash, I’ll go take out the trash, and come back and start reading again.
Listening to classical music is like reading philosophy books. Not everybody has to do it.
I’ve always been fascinated by books. When I was young, my grandfather used to hand out a book – which would be anything from a biography to a classic – to me every week and ask me to write a piece on what I thought about it. On the other hand, my mother used to love reading thrillers and bestsellers.
Reading is not just about learning to recognize and pronounce words, but also about how to hear and understand them… It is wise to remember that when we are reading letters never intended for us, any problems of understanding are ours and not theirs.
I’ve been reading [Nikita] Khrushchev Remembers. I know he’s a bit of a lad himself – but he seemed to think that making a religion out of an individual was bad; that doesn’t seem to be part of the basic Communist idea. Still people are people, that’s the difficulty.
I’m reading and trying to find a television show that I really like, so I can start really working again and gain some momentum.
It’s really unfair to working women in America who read celebrity news and think, ‘Why can’t I lose weight when I’ve had a baby?’ Well, everyone you’re reading about has money for a trainer and a chef. That doesn’t make it realistic.
The reason books get banned, but movies can do almost anything is because the novel is more powerful than a movie. The reader is part of the creation of the story because they must imagine and envision it. There is creation in the act of reading.
It was only when I began modeling at 18 that I really began enjoying fashion and reading any fashion magazine I could get my hands on, and developing a profound respect for designers, fashion and how to wear it.
I write to get myself writing. That and read Wallace Stevens’ “An Ordinary Evening in New Haven” for the umpteenth time. Certain authors for me, certain books, just by reading a phrase I feel I can write.
I like reading books that provide you with knowledge that you previously didn’t have. And books you have a chance to grow as a human being after reading them.
Poison Pill is a great reading. The novel ranges from Russian oligarchs to the American worlds of drug research and the equity markets, all of it in a mode of high suspense.
We read to know we’re not alone.
If I’m at somebody’s house and they have magazines on the table and people are chatting, I feel almost a physical urge to start reading the magazines instead of talking to people.
I love reading another readerвЂ™s list of favorites. Even when I find I do not share their tastes or predilections, I am provoked to compare, contrast, and contradict. It is a most healthy exercise, and one altogether fruitful.
We can be bought, but we cant be bored.
Government schools, with your tax money, now discourage the teaching of multiplication tables by rote memorization but teach reading by the ‘look-and-say’ method which is memorization of spelling patterns. In doing so, they ensure that children will neither be able to read nor calculate.
Because most of the girls were still in mourning and all of them had lost their textbooks, even pencils and pens, Shaukat Ali began the first classes by reading to them from poetry and religious texts. “Reading, literature, and spirituality are good for the soul,” he told them. “So we will start with these studies.
When I was growing up I loved reading historical fiction, but too often it was about males; or, if it was about females, they were girls who were going to grow up to be famous like Betsy Ross, Clara Barton, or Harriet Tubman. No one ever wrote about plain, normal, everyday girls.
Good writing has an aliveness that keeps the reader reading from one paragraph to the next, and it’s not a question of gimmicks to “personalize” the author.
But when I was a teenager, I was in my room learning how to play bass by listening to Rush and the Sex Pistols. I wasn’t reading Karl Marx.
If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.
Some people claim that it is okay to read trashy novels because sometimes you can find something valuable in them. You can also find a crust of bread in a garbage can, if you search long enough, but there is a better way.
People will say you should quit running if you’re a slow runner. Or you should quit basketball if you can’t dribble with your left hand. I don’t agree with that. If you’re not a very good reader at 14, nobody thinks you should stop reading.
I do not think reading the mystics would hurt you myself: you say you must avoid books which deal with ‘feelings’ – but the mystics don’t deal with feelings but with love which is a very different thing. You have too many ‘feelings,’ but not nearly enough love.
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.
Reading is a form of prayer, a guided meditation that briefly makes us believe we’re someone else, disrupting the delusion that we’re permanent and at the center of the universe. Suddenly (we’re saved!) other people are real again, and we’re fond of them.
A great library is one nobody notices because it is always there, and always has what people need.
The dictionary also invites a playful reading. It challenges anyone to sit down with it in an idle moment. There are worse ways to kill time.
Through reading, I escaped the bad parts of my life in the South Bronx. And, through books, I got to travel the world and the universe. It, to me, was a passport out of my childhood and it remains a way – through the power of words – to change the world.
I can’t believe it! Reading and writing actually paid off!
People acquiring a second language have the best chance for success through reading.
Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library. A company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries, in a thousand years, have set in best order the results of their learning and wisdom.
Being as restless as I am by nature, I couldn’t simply just be on set, wait for my turn to rehearse for the week. And I kept reading, but it wasn’t enough for me.
Live theatre for children is right up there in importance with reading aloud. It used to be part of our heritage many years ago and we’ve lost it and we’ve lost everything to screens in this culture and we need to bring it back.
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it.
I enjoy the idea that even though I’m resting, I’m accomplishing something by reading a book.
Our society accepts the book as a given, but the act of reading — once considered useful and important, as well as potentially dangerous and subversive — is now condescendingly accepted as a pastime, a slow pastime that lacks efficiency and does not contribute to the common good.
Patience is the chiefest fruit of study; a man that strives to make himself different from other men by much reading gains this chiefest good, that in all fortunes he hath something to entertain and comfort himself withal.
I really love eating, so I love reading about food, and I religiously read the dining section in newspapers.
For me, reading has to be pleasurable. Otherwise, I’m ditching the book and turning on Netflix. There’s way too much good TV right now to write dull.
I love reading about the sea. I love reading about it a lot more than actually being on the sea, when you think about it.
We generally learn languages for the benefit of reading the books written in them
There is such seduction in a library of good books that I cannot resist the temptation to luxuriate in reading.
If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skull, why then do we read it?
I remember reading a book set in the future, it was written in the 1870s projecting to 1920, and this time traveler said you couldn’t tell the difference between men and women. He saw what was coming.
It is not all books that are as dull as their readers.
I fell into politics by accident. It was not something I planned. It just happened because I’d done so much reading and work in the community, I was prepared to do the job when the opportunity came along.
Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.
I will say the most raw joy I’ve experienced reading has probably come from the times I’ve been reading with my little boys.
I’m good at reading people.
And I think it’s because good cons are all based on the victim’s need, and the successful con artist is the one, I guess, who can exploit that. I remember reading something about this, that one of the great traits of confidence tricksters is the level that they flatter their victim.
I am passionate about reading, for myself and for kids. Our future as a compassionate, productive, healthy society is rooted in our continuing to engage our minds and spirits. The key for me is in keeping it joyful as an activity.
You all would be really shocked, if you were dropped back down into when I went to college, by the narrowness of the opinions you could get just by reading newspapers and magazines and watching TV.
The Scripture can only be read intelligently by inspired men and women. The value we get from our reading is in direct proportion to the measure in which we are filled with God’s Spirit.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
The age of the book is almost gone.
George Bowering doesnвЂ™t play fair. Baseball Love is so good there is no memoir in the league that can go up against it. Bowering has a sense of story and an eye for detail that eliminate the possibility that he was a lousy second baseman. Reading a home run is fun.
I hate it when I’m reading a comic, and the dialogue looks like stickers stuck on top to explain what’s going on. For me the best is when your eye goes in a certain point and moves through the composition and then springs out on the dialogue, or gets confused in the image and then goes to the dialogue for an explanation.
They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.
I was not a great student at the University of Chicago. I think that is – the record will bare me out. But I spent a lot of time reading history, sociology, psychology – reading everything except what I was supposed to read for class the next day.
Spirituality is no different from what we’ve been doing for two thousand years just by going to church and receiving the sacraments, being baptized, learning to pray, and reading Scriptures rightly. It’s just ordinary stuff.
You will learn most things by looking, but reading gives understanding. Reading will make you free.
A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave.
There’s nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you’ve read only once can’t.
All there is to writing is having ideas. To learn to write is to learn to have ideas.
I always say that, to me, it starts with reading. This is something I tell high school kids, college kids, people trying to get into the business, that it’s just so much about reading. Read, read, read. So much of everything else falls into place when you just do a ton of reading.
Reading is probably another way of being in a place.
while one can lose oneself in a book one can never be thoroughly unhappy.
If you are reading a large newspaper, all spread out on the table, your cat will come and sit on the very paragraph you are reading, the talented cat draping her tail with miraculous precision over the very line you’re not finished with.
Sometimes, despite the fact that you’re reading through masses of material, you just can’t not think about a certain event, for it seems to capture the reality of the entire situation so much better than any set of statistics.
Children need far more than basic skills in reading, writing, and math, as important as those might be. Children also need to learn how to think for themselves, how to find meaning in what they learn, and how to work and live together.
Some read to think, these are rare; some to write, these are common; and some read to talk, and these form the great majority.
I love reading – inspirational books, leadership books, biographies. I exercise a lot and put on my audio book. Even If you would offer me a million dollars for my iPod I wouldn’t give it to you, because I have some great things on it.
Keep reading books, stay in school. I encourage kids to read as much as they can, I challenge you to read a book every two weeks, like I try to.
I grew up reading about all those film-makers who were part of a group, like the new wave. It’s a little stranger when it’s you.
I hadn’t originally intended to do any reading, what if I did read one book more or one book less, whether I read or not wouldn’t make a difference, I would still be waiting to get cremated.
Now, I saw, upon a time, when he was walking in the fields, that he was, as he was wont, reading in his book, and greatly distressed in his mind; and, as he read, he burst out, as he had done before, crying, What shall I do to be saved?
A thirteen-year-old is a kaleidoscope of different personalities, if not in most ways a mere figment of her own imagination. At that age, what and who you are depends largely on what book you happen to be reading at the moment.
A word after a word after a word is power.
Nature has her language, and she is not unveracious; but we don’t know all the intricacies of her syntax just yet, and in a hasty reading we may happen to extract the very opposite of her real meaning.
What I really mean is that a great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.
I tend to write first drafts that are incredibly cognitive, very rational, very boring. They come off as justification. Like, ‘This is my idea and here’s all the reasons that it’s right.’ It doesn’t make for very compelling reading.
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.
‘Good wine needs no bush’, and if there were need to urge the reading of history it would be proof that history is too dull and unattractive to be read.
Outstanding high school writers reported extensive summer reading
Of course a poem is a two-way street. No poem is any good if it doesn’t suggest to the reader things from his own mind and recollection that he will read into it, and will add to what the poet has suggested. But I do think poetry readings are very important.
Reading music is like listening to flowers. I don’t understand the concept.
There is hardly a pioneer’s hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.
When I write a novel I start each morning by reading for 20 minutes.
A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.
The experience of reading a printed comic book will never change, but now, thanks to the digital age, there are many different ways to enjoy the same story. Digital comic books, of course, can be interactive in many different ways, allowing the reader to feel like a participant in the story.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
A lively and lasting sense of filial duty is more effectually impressed on the mind of a son or daughter by reading King Lear, than by all the dry volumes of ethics, and divinity that ever were written.
I used to read every, well, most nights. I think reading helps me in terms of relaxing… It helps me to get my mind off the game a little bit more and it helps me to be a little bit more focused.
I think the part I enjoy most is reading the scripts and screening films because I’m a bookworm and a movie buff.
A lexicographer, a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge.
Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
I don’t think we should read for instruction but to give our souls a chance to luxuriate.
One day is enough to master reading in Korean. Hangeul is a very scientific and convenient alphabet system for communication.
Artist and illustrator R. Crumb did a whole illustration of Genesis. And he didn’t go away from the text; he was totally truthful. Reading through that, I was like, “Oh, wow, it’s a comic-book version of the Bible.” There’s a lot of heavy-duty stuff that goes on that doesn’t make it into Sunday school.
Jocelyn recognized reading as a sacred pastime and usually wouldn’t interrupt Clary in the middle of a book, even to yell at her.
A book should contain pure discoveries, glimpses of terra firma, though by shipwrecked mariners, and not the art of navigation by those who have never been out of sight of land.
Reading is important. Books are important. Librarians are important. (Also, libraries are not child-care facilities, but sometimes feral children raise themselves among the stacks.)
As a young man, I saw families prosper without reading because there were always sufficient opportunities for willing workers who could follow simple instructions. This is no longer the case. Children who don’t read are, in the main, destined for lesser lives. I feel a deep sense of responsibility to change this.
The thing that inspires me most is reading and just observing the people around me. I think those are the two things that make me want to write.
In fact, I think for a lot of writers, it’s so hard to be read.
It has not been a good day. I lost my glasses early this morning and I had to go buy a pair of 79 dollar reading glasses today. 79 bucks. You can literally get them at Costco, three-for-20.
Lectures broke into one’s day and were clearly a terrible waste of time, necessary no doubt if you were reading law or medicine or some other vocational subject, but in the case of English, the natural thing to do was talk a lot, listen to music, drink coffee and wine, read books, and go to plays, perhaps be in plays.
It takes hard writing to make easy reading.
My best ideas come to me at unexpected moments, like when I’m reading children’s books to my kids (the pictures inspire me), shopping, driving somewhere, seeing different things.
Perhaps dandruff is the excreta of the mind В— the quantity of this material being directly proportional to the amount of reading one indulges in. A book on German metaphysics would thus easily ruin a dress suit.
Am I getting better at making choices? Well, I think I might be getting better at reading scripts.
Reading a story should be a fabulous, wonderful thing. The most important thing that parents can do for kids is to read with them and to let their kids see them reading books for their own pleasure.
Reading can be a road to freedom or a key to a secret garden, which, if tended, will transform all of life.
I do readings at the public library. I just did a benefit scene night for my old acting teacher.
I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
I go on walks during lunch breaks and travel with a fold-up yoga mat. I also love reading by candlelight at night.
In 1927, if you were stuck with idle time, reading is what you did. It’s no accident that the ‘Book-of-the-Month Club’ and ‘The Literary Guild’ were founded in that period as well as a lot of magazines, like ‘Reader’s Digest,’ ‘Time,’ and ‘The New Yorker.’
Could you gaze into heaven five minutes, you would know more than you would by reading all that ever was written on the subject.
From reading of the people I admired – ranging from the soldiers of Valley Forge and Morgan’s riflemen to my Southern forefathers and kinfolk – I felt a great admiration for men who were fearless and who could hold their own in the world. And I had a great desire to be like them.
For any woman reading this, I hope it helps you to know you have options. I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices.
We’re obviously in a strange environment where practically anyone can set themselves up as a pundit of sorts. It’s all about sorting the wheat from the chaff, and I’m very interested in reading different points of view, and certainly different generations than my own that have such a very different world view.
I’m not a big crime reader, but I’m reading Michael Connelly’s ‘The Reversal.’ I’m going back to his novels. I’m also reading Keith Richards’ ‘Life.’ I’m always fascinated by the transition from the innocent late ’60s and early ’70s and the youth culture becoming an industry.
I have a lot of trouble with scripts. I have a lot of trouble imagining things while I’m reading them.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
I don’t think of literature as an end in itself. It’s just a way of communicating something.
We gather for prayer, and reading the Bible, and singing the songs of David.
When I post a review to book-blog.com it probably takes me – apart from writing the review, of course – 20 or 30 minutes to finish all my related tasks.But that’s irregular, depending on how quickly I’m reading.
He did ten years in Attica, reading Nietzsche and Wilhelm Reich.
I started reading G. K. Chesterton’s ‘The Man Who Was Thursday’ on a subway ride, almost missed my stop, and walked home thumbing pages.
I grew up reading the newspapers, mostly the sports section. I was a wrestler and would check to see if I was ranked.
I’ll read enough
When I do see the very book indeed
Where all my sins are writ, and that’s myself.
When I do see the very book indeed
Where all my sins are writ, and that’s myself.
When you’re reading the Word of God, you need to let it soak in and let God speak to your heart and let the Holy Spirit work.
I remember when I was in my late teens just getting rid of lots of records, realizing I only ever listened to them when I was reading, or watching TV, or doing something else.
He liked to read with the silence and the golden color of the whiskey as his companions. He liked food, people, talk, but reading was an inexhaustible pleasure. What the joys of music were to others, words on a page were to him.
The pleasures of writing correspond exactly to the pleasures of reading
Most of us, however committed we are to our ideals, will find ourselves every now and again reading an attention-grabbing headline from the Daily Mail or some other lowest-common denominator. That’s not the same thing as frequenting a site like the white supremacist Stormfront.
What gunpowder did for war, the printing-press has done for the mind; and the statesman is no longer clad in the steel of special education, but every reading man is his judge.
I grew up on Stephen King, reading the books. I love the small town, 1950s feel to it, that nostalgia, and that old America. What happens when something weird starts happening to all these people, something other-worldly, something demonic?
In our land of opportunities and distractions, it’s hard to devote our attention to the quiet pleasures of reading. It’s as if we live our lives in a noisy restaurant and can’t have the intimate conversation we most yearn for.
Write your own book instead of reading someone else’s book about success
That is the joy of reading fiction: when all is said and done, the novel belongs to the reader and his or her imagination.
In fact, the Devil is delighted when we spend our time and energy defending the Bible, as long as we do not get around to actually reading the Bible.
If a faultless poem could be produced, I am satisfied it would tire the critics themselves; and annoy the whole reading world with the spleen.
There is as much trickery required to grow rich by a stupid book as there is folly in buying it.
It’s important to read because it’s really good for your vocabulary. It’s really good for your imagination. I enjoy reading because I find it relaxing.
Reading develops cognitive skills. It trains our minds to think critically and to question what you are told. This is why dictators censor or ban books. It’s why it was illegal to teach slaves to read. It’s why girls in developing countries have acid thrown in their faces when they walk to school.
He liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head.
I miss that process of getting the script and reading it and working on it. Every actor has their own way of memorizing their lines, and the whole process of starting to work with the other actors and the director, and doing rehearsals, and going to the location, and going through wardrobe.
I miss my mother very much, and I feel closest to her when I have dinner in the oven and the children are nearby playing and I’m reading a book or doing some little project.
The reading of the song is vital. The written word is first always . . . first. Not belittling the music, but it really is a backdrop. To convey the meaning of a song you need to look at the lyric and understand it.
I think that people who don’t mind reading find the immersion and their ability to get into a deeper place with the story to be satisfying. That’s the kind of reader I want.
If Thomas Edison had gone to business school, we would all be reading by larger candles.
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, вЂњand what is the use of a book,вЂќ thought Alice, вЂњwithout pictures or conversation?
Four of my children are daughters, and Ive watched them devote themselves to reading books about how little girls learn to become women – how they learn to deal with boys and men, and the different hurdles females have to go over.
I had learned from my reading that you can do really awful things when you are bored, things that are bound to make you miserable. In fact, you do them in order to become miserable, so you won’t have to be bored anymore.
Writing, playing, composing, painting, reading, listening, looking-all require that we submit to being swept away by Eros, to a transformation of self of the kind that happens when we fall in love.
Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin.
To arrive at the simplest truth, as Newton knew and practiced, requires years of contemplation. Not activity Not reasoning. Not calculating. Not busy behaviour of any kind. Not reading. Not talking. Not making an effort. Not thinking. Simply bearing in mind what it is one needs to know.
Reading is an art form, and every man can be an artist.
It’s people stories that make good reading. I don’t feel like I’m a sportswriter. I feel like I’m a guy who writes about people who happen to do sports. The best columns are the ones where you tie it somehow into the fabric of the country.
When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry.
I can’t see how I’d learn to be a better actor from reading reviews.
‘3:10 to Yuma’ was one that I just kept on talking and thinking about after reading it. And I think the reason is because, like in most Westerns, you have the very clear-cut bad-guy/good-guy, however, as the movie progresses, you kind of see that it’s a very fine line that divides these two.
I love to read, and so I’ve been reading everything I can, not intensely, but I love to read so I read “Origin of Species” by Darwin and I can’t make head or tail of E=MC squared by Einstein, but I try to baffle my way through that.
Reading Shakespeare is sometimes like looking through a window into a dark room. You don’t see in. You see nothing but a reflection of yourself unable to see in. An unflattering image of yourself blind.
You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.
Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.
When we started publishing, you had to be better than good. You had to be excellent. But as long as people are reading, I don’t care what they’re reading.
My grandfather was a newspaper publisher and his paper had all the comics in NYC, so some of my earliest memories are of reading the family paper and heading straight for the comics insert.
My doctors told me this morning my blood pressure is down so low that I can start reading the newspapers.
That’s the curse of the reading class. We can be seduced by a good story even at the most inopportune moments.
Never write on a subject without first having read yourself full on it; and never read on a subject till you have thought yourself hungry on it.
I don`t like reading scripts very much. I like it better for someone to just explain to me what it is about this story.
With ‘Nip/Tuck,’ I had never even done anything before I got on that show. They created that character for me. I was reading for something else.
The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read a book over I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one.
Don’t write for money. Write because you love to do something. If you write for money, you won’t write anything worth reading.