Reading Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Reading

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


I think that the online world has actually brought books back. People are reading because they're reading the damn screen. That's more reading than people used to do.
~By Bill Murray ~


I worked probably 25 years by myself, just writing and working, not trying to publish much, not giving readings.
~By Mary Oliver ~


'All Our Yesterdays' was unquestionably the best work I have ever done. And the reading public stayed away in droves.
~By Robert B. Parker ~


My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.
~By Thomas Hardy ~


I'm not very good at relaxing. Reading's the main thing. On the bus, on the tube, on the loo. Literally all the time. I mean, I don't think there's a moment of the day when I wouldn't be if I was left alone.
~By Samuel West ~


To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
~By Claud-Adrian Helvetius ~


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


I can't talk about foreign policy like anyone who's spent their life reading and learning foreign policy. But as a citizen in a democracy, it's very important that I participate in that.
~By Ron Silver ~


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.
~By Linda Fiorentino ~


The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage, and also to the reading and studying of His word. But this, as we have seen, is forbidden him.
~By Gerrit Smith ~


I delight not in spreading any thing mysterious, for I consider it all lost time; but the things that all of us can see and know if we will.
~By Elias Hicks ~


If I can tell you the story from beginning to end in five minutes, I'm ready to start writing. Then it's a constant spreading out of that five minutes.
~By Richard Price ~


Spreading the news is your duty as a Christian, and there are many ways to do this.
~By Nicholas Sparks ~


He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.
~By Arthur Balfour ~


Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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


Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork - reading, writing, thinking - can.
~By Helen Gurley Brown ~


I just happen to like the work. I like preparing for a role. I like reading. I like analyzing. I like literature. I like emotions. I like working with other actors.
~By Elle Macpherson ~


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


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.
~By Leo Durocher ~


My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.
~By Edward Gibbon ~


The art of reading between the lines is as old as manipulated information.
~By Serge Schmemann ~


I'm getting ready to write a piece now, and it's been six months thinking about it, changing the instrumentation, changing the name, doing more reading.
~By John Zorn ~


I think people enjoy reading about money, but the people who are in charge of giving me guidance tell me not to talk about it in interviews. Why not? That's what everybody thinks about.
~By Sean Astin ~


Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life.
~By Charles Scribner, Jr. ~


I'm good at reading people.
~By Al Alvarez ~


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 ~


The reason Saul Bellow doesn't talk to me anymore is because he knows his new novels are not worth reading.
~By Leslie Fiedler ~


I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.
~By Andy Warhol ~


If you think spreading money around by force seems like an odd definition of fairness, you're not alone.
~By Arthur C. Brooks ~


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 ~


If ever we had proof that our nation's pollution laws aren't working, it's reading the list of industrial chemicals in the bodies of babies who have not yet lived outside the womb.
~By Louise Slaughter ~


I get readings, I sometimes get five a week. You'll feel like a schizophrenic by the end of that week. I don't know who I am any more. You'll be in conversation with a friend and start spitting out dialogue.
~By Josh Holloway ~


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 ~


I try to deal with my serious reading before work.
~By Donna Shalala ~


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


I write plays, and I have a musical that's starting to get produced now. That's what I would love to do, but it's so hard. The only reason people are reading my plays and musicals is because I'm in movies.
~By Jesse Eisenberg ~


When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
~By Henny Youngman ~


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 ~


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 ~


Sarah Palin - now don't laugh - is writing a book. Not just reading a book, writing a book. Actually, in the word of the publisher, she's 'collaborating' on a book. What an embarrassment! It's one of these 'I told you,' books that jocks do.
~By Chris Matthews ~


I was in the tennis bubble. I wasn't thinking about the big picture. I didn't notice what they said on television, I wasn't reading any papers. I had a coach and a manager, and they kept me in the bubble.
~By Boris Becker ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Next door to Ethiopia spreading out along the strategic Red Sea coastline is Eritrea, a relatively new country, and a place that few Americans seem to fully understand.
~By Dana Rohrabacher ~


My free time at home is usually spent emailing, listening to music, reading and talking on the phone. I wish I was on the phone less, but I have been fortunate to stay in touch with so many incredible friends.
~By Steve Nash ~


What I do believe is that there is always a relationship between writing and reading, a constant interplay between the writer on the one hand and the reader on the other.
~By Guillermo Cabrera Infante ~


People looking at advertisements or reading their local newspapers would have had no idea that what they were reading was bought and paid for with their tax dollars.
~By George Miller ~


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


Shakespeare fascinated me. He hardly ever left the country. His imagination was worldwide though reading.
~By Michael Tippett ~


If you are a kid, reading is really important stuff.
~By Bruce Jenner ~


I think I learned a lot from reading in general - even from reading badly written books.
~By Margaret Haddix ~


Write a lot. And finish what you write. Don't join writer's clubs and go sit around having coffee reading pieces of your manuscript to people. Write it. Finish it. I set those rules up years ago, and nothing's changed.
~By Jerry Pournelle ~


I didn't start working on children's books until I got a job at a book warehouse on the children's floor. When I started reading some of the books, I was so impressed.
~By Kate DiCamillo ~


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 ~


My life as a working theorist began three months after this preliminary study and background reading, when Oscar gently nudged me toward working on a particular problem.
~By Rudolph A. Marcus ~


I remember the first reading of the script we had and everybody was sitting around the table. I was very impressed with the level of acting that was in the room, particularly with Jennifer who has so much responsibility.
~By Victor Garber ~


I started writing while I was a little boy. Maybe it's because I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday. Also, my love for good writing pushed me.
~By Naguib Mahfouz ~


I read cover to cover every jazz publication that I could and in the New York Times, every single day reading their jazz reviews even though I didn't put them in the films. I wanted to know what is going on.
~By Ken Burns ~


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 ~


Between 2 and 5 I'm reading in to find out what's been going on while I've been asleep.
~By Bob Edwards ~


I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face.
~By Rodney Dangerfield ~


My reading of history convinces me that most bad government has grown out of too much government.
~By John Sharp Williams ~


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


I think that is where poetry reading becomes such an individual thing. I mean I have friend who like poets who just don't say anything to me at all, I mean they seem to me rather ordinary and pedestrian.
~By James Laughlin ~


In Count Julian I simply proposed to create a text which would allow for diverse levels of reading.
~By Juan Goytisolo ~


Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
~By Christopher Morley ~


I went through a period where I was really tired of seeing and reading about myself.
~By Michael Stipe ~


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


The head of Fermilab was reading Astonishing Stories when he was ten.
~By Frederik Pohl ~


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 think technique can be taught but I think the only way to learn to write is to read, and I see writing and reading as completely related. One almost couldn't exist without the other.
~By John McGahern ~


But today we become aware of other readings of the human experience very quickly because of the media and the speed with which people travel the planet.
~By Chaim Potok ~


Every time there's a revolution, it comes from somebody reading a book about revolution. David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing.
~By Mike Tyson ~


Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


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


A lot of the cosmologists and astrophysicists clearly had been reading science fiction.
~By Frederik Pohl ~


I think for anybody reading the book they're going to get an idea in their heads of all those characters, and I think that once that gets fixed, it's quite hard to shake.
~By Hugh Dancy ~


Within our culture, every school has a swimming pool. We lived on the coast. People swam in the surf. It's a very sporty nation and at that particular time anyone who had an artistic bent was very much an outsider. So if you liked reading or ideas or playing the piano then your dad viewed you as a sissy, basically.
~By Geoffrey Rush ~


I was reading so much about myself in the papers that was not me.
~By Rebecca Loos ~


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


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


I don't read anything anymore. I don't have the eyesight. I read my own copy, that's all. I think I've read everything that's worth reading.
~By John Gould ~


Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
~By John Locke ~


As a child, what captivated me was reading the poems myself and realizing that there was a world without material substance which was nevertheless as alive as any other.
~By Mary Oliver ~


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


Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey.
~By Russell Banks ~


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


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.
~By George Washington Carver ~


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 ~


The strongest results were in Florida and Texas. In just one year in a Texas charter school, an average student gained 7 percentile points in math and 8 percentile points in reading, while Florida charter schools improved student performance by 6 percentile points.
~By Maggie Gallagher ~


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.
~By Matthew Bright ~


Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own.
~By Charles Scribner, Jr. ~


It's what the Pixies always said about music - they were writing songs and just trying not to be boring. That was their main motivation and it worked for them. I remember reading that and thinking that was the way to do it.
~By Jonny Greenwood ~


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.
~By Albert Einstein ~


Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.
~By Aneurin Bevan ~


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

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September 28 ,2021
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