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I'm not sure that the benefit - as a writer and as a citizen - that I would get from reading at least the front page of the Times every day or every other day would outweigh the depression.
~By Sharon Olds ~


I think the reason I don't read is because, when I'm reading, I feel like I'm missing out on something else. You know, What are my friends doing? Where's my girlfriend?
~By Adam Sandler ~


Whether you've done anything wrong or not people will write whatever they want, so it's just a matter of not reading it, not buying into it, and hopefully the people that do read it realise that it's just fictional stories for entertainment.
~By Holly Valance ~


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.
~By Gene Barry ~


As the true object of education is not to render the pupil the mere copy of his preceptor, it is rather to be rejoiced in, than lamented, that various reading should lead him into new trains of thinking.
~By William Godwin ~


I grew up reading Shakespeare and Mark Twain.
~By Jackson Browne ~


I do readings at the public library. I just did a benefit scene night for my old acting teacher.
~By Mark Ruffalo ~


The other thing that happened in 1883 was my reading of Thoreau's Walden.
~By Edward Carpenter ~


I did start reading quite young but I was always read to by my parents, who are both actors. Bedtime stories from when I was about two/three to when I was about 15. In fact they didn't stop until I eventually kind of kicked them out of my bedroom.
~By Samuel West ~


A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
~By C. S. Lewis ~


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.
~By David Antin ~


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.
~By David Viscott ~


I've been reading horror since I was five years old.
~By George Stephen ~


I believe that writing is derivative. I think good writing comes from good reading.
~By Charles Kuralt ~


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.
~By Jennifer Connelly ~


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.
~By Thom Gunn ~


It is the same with revolution; so long as the proper spirit is spreading amongst our young men, we are satisfied that it spreads without bombast or parade.
~By Henry Lawson ~


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


I wanted to be an artist. I was studying art. I wanted to be a great painter. When I went into the Navy, there wasn't much to draw at sea. So I began writing, and I began reading a lot.
~By Evan Hunter ~


I'm treading the backward path. Mostly, I just waste my time.
~By Syd Barrett ~


When you cease from labour, fill up your time in reading, meditation, and prayer: and while your hands are labouring, let your heart be employed, as much as possible, in divine thoughts.
~By David Brainerd ~


I bear solemn witness to the fact that NATO heads of state and of government meet only to go through the tedious motions of reading speeches, drafted by others, with the principal objective of not rocking the boat.
~By Pierre Trudeau ~


The reader's challenge is to replicate the experiment by reading the poem and to draw their own conclusions.
~By John Barton ~


It's like the code of living by yourself. People who are single know what I'm talking about. You eat standing up, reading the paper. Or you say to yourself, this isn't even cutting it, I'm taking a TV dinner and I'm getting in bed here.
~By Mary Chapin Carpenter ~


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.
~By Ho Chi Minh ~


Reading isn't good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs. So I gave up reading.
~By Babe Ruth ~


There is no such thing as national advertising. All advertising is local and personal. It's one man or woman reading one newspaper in the kitchen or watching TV in the den.
~By Morris Hite ~


I do try not to spend much time reading in the suspense genre.
~By Thomas Perry ~


Geisha because when I was living in Japan, I met a fellow whose mother was a geisha, and I thought that was kind of fascinating and ended up reading about the subject just about the same time I was getting interested in writing fiction.
~By Arthur Golden ~


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


I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s. I've been reading so many novels.
~By John Cale ~


I still can't decide which is more fun - reading or writing.
~By Rex Stout ~


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


I even smoke in bed. Imagine smoking a cigar in bed, reading a book. Next to your bed, there's a cigar table with a special cigar ashtray, and your wife is reading a book on how to save the environment.
~By Raul Julia ~


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


The reader has to be creative when he's reading. He has to try to make the thing alive. A good reader has to do a certain amount of work when he is reading.
~By Nathalie Sarraute ~


Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best.
~By Robertson Davies ~


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.
~By Charles de Gaulle ~


I can't tell you exactly how I found it. It was just a process of writing a lot of stories and reading a lot of stories that I admired and just working and working until the sentences sounded right and I was satisfied with them.
~By Jhumpa Lahiri ~


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. That's the reality. He will be killed by us, or he will be killed by his own people so he's not captured by us. We know that.
~By Eric Holder ~


I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and, generally, persons who move their lips when reading.
~By Vladimir Nabokov ~


The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
~By Stanislaw Lec ~


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


The new critique you're gonna start hearing about James Franco, is 'He's spreading himself too thin.'
~By James Franco ~


The reason is that for many years I have avoided reading anything whatsoever that approaches my own line of country, out of a somewhat fanatical desire to avoid the risk of unconscious imitation.
~By Leslie Charteris ~


And I ride horses, swim, do a lot of reading, writing.
~By Casper Van Dien ~


I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, which means I had a lot of formal training in reading.
~By Kate DiCamillo ~


I began reading science fiction before I was 12 and started writing science fiction around the same time.
~By Octavia Butler ~


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.
~By Harold Bloom ~


The greatest pleasure of reading consists in re-reading.
~By Vernon Lee ~


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


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


I was looking to do something non-fiction because I had done a strip, 'My Mom Was a Schizophrenic.' I really enjoyed the process of doing that strip, despite its subject matter. To do it I'd had to do a lot of research and reading and I figured I'd like to do that again.
~By Chester Brown ~


I've always loved to read. But sometimes I go for a year without reading, because I forget to.
~By Norah Jones ~


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.
~By Fred Saberhagen ~


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.
~By Edward G. Robinson ~


Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school.
~By Beverly Cleary ~


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


My reading is extremely eclectic. Lately I've been teaching myself computer graphics, so I'm reading a lot about that. I read books of trivia, of facts.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


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


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.
~By Ezra Pound ~


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.'
~By Peter Lynch ~


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


My mother is an actress, and she used to drag me from theater to theater and reading to reading.
~By Alicia Keys ~


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.
~By Kurt Russell ~


I've given up reading books. I find it takes my mind off myself.
~By Oscar Levant ~


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


I used to go with my parents and loved it, I was in school plays, and I started reading plays before I started reading novels. I'll defend it to the hilt. When theatre is good it is fabulous.
~By Patrick Marber ~


When I start to write, words have become physical presence. It was to see if I could bring that private world to life that found its first expression through reading. I really dislike the romantic notion of the artist.
~By John McGahern ~


For whatever reason, people, including very well-educated people or people otherwise interested in reading, do not read poetry.
~By Paul Muldoon ~


The importance and influence of books on me has been cumulative: the result of hearing and reading lots of stories about interesting people and places.
~By Louise Brown ~


One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


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.
~By Stanley Crouch ~


Watching a movie from beginning to end is like reading, because even though what you see are images, they are telling you a story.
~By Guillermo Cabrera Infante ~


I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.
~By Joan Jett ~


If, for example, all the codons are triplets, then in addition to the correct reading of the message, there are two incorrect readings which we shall obtain if we do not start the grouping into sets of three at the right place.
~By Francis Crick ~


I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us.
~By Dorothy Dix ~


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


The class has become over the years fairly large, running to three hundred or more, but I always insist upon reading all the student folklore collections myself. Although this is a tall order, I look forward to it because I learn so much from it.
~By Alan Dundes ~


By reading Huckleberry Finn I felt I was able to justify my act of going into the mountain forest at night and sleeping among the trees with a sense of security which I could never find indoors.
~By Kenzaburo Oe ~


I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday.
~By Naguib Mahfouz ~


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


It was the courts, of course, that took away prayer from our schools, that took away Bible reading from our schools. It's the courts that gave us same-sex marriage. So it is quite a battlefield, and the Supreme Court is the highest court in the land.
~By Rod Parsley ~


With his trademark courage and conviction, President Reagan led us out of the Cold War, spreading his vision of freedom, resulting in the release of millions of people from the yoke of communism.
~By John Doolittle ~


I hope to be with you as a writer for a very long time, and I hope that you will enjoy reading my work, because readers are the highest form of life on this planet.
~By Guy Johnson ~


My head was always bubbling over with facts and it seems to me this had little to do with my paying close attention in school and more to do with my voracious and omnivorous reading habits.
~By Eric Allin Cornell ~


The thing I noticed about Jack was when we did a reading of the script, just to warm up.
~By Amanda Peet ~


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


I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing.
~By Francis Quarles ~


I loved the material when I first read it, and the experience of making the film was a great one. So when we came around to complete the trilogy, I just signed on board without even reading the scripts because the experience of the first film was so good.
~By Keanu Reeves ~


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.
~By Don Marquis ~


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.
~By Kim Smith ~


If a spectator with a philosophical mind, somebody accustomed to reading books, gets the same kind of information in a movie, he might not fully understand it.
~By Manuel Puig ~


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


There are two types of encryption: one that will prevent your sister from reading your diary and one that will prevent your government.
~By Bruce Schneier ~


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.
~By James Madison ~


No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet.
~By Mary Wortley ~


Focusing on the way I look makes me uncomfortable. I try to focus on the way I feel - I know what makes me feel better about myself. Reading my child a story makes me feel great, doing my hair nicely doesn't.
~By Elle Macpherson ~


It took me about three years to write About Grace. I wasn't teaching two of those years, so I was working eight-hour days, five days a week. And it would include research and reading - it wasn't just a blank page, laying down words.
~By Anthony Doerr ~


We've had risk assessments performed by Harvard University, which said that even if we did have a small number of cases in this country that the likelihood of it spreading or getting into any kind of human health problem is very, very small.
~By Ann Veneman ~

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