Reading Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Reading

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After I left the convent, for 15 years I was worn out with religion, I wanted nothing whatever to do with it. I felt disgusted with it. If I saw someone reading a religious book on a train, I'd think, how awful.
~By Karen Armstrong ~


I tried reading Hilbert. Only his papers published in mathematical periodicals were available at the time. Anybody who has tried those knows they are very hard reading.
~By Alonzo Church ~


From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it.
~By Groucho Marx ~


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 ~


No one bothered reading the books and understanding - and again, I'm not being high-falutin' about it - but I think our books are great literature with great metaphors of real life dealing with fears and hopes.
~By Avi Arad ~


Mostly, I was only interested in television as a kid, and the majority of reading material I collected was an adjunct to that central concern, comic books and magazines included.
~By Chris Ware ~


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


I confess that reading proofs is a pleasure. It stimulates and inspires me.
~By Zane Grey ~


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 ~


Each gig should be unique. You're always treading that line between keeping yourself fresh and giving people something they want to hear.
~By Brian May ~


Learn as much by writing as by reading.
~By Lord Acton ~


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


The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.
~By Robert Morgan ~


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 ~


Poetry seems to sink into us the way prose doesn't. I can still quote verses I learned when I was very young, but I have trouble remembering one line of a novel I just finished reading.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


I don't think anyone really is interested in reading about my emotional state. It's not even interesting to me.
~By Larry David ~


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


The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
~By Rene Descartes ~


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.
~By Jonny Greenwood ~


Growing up, I never gave a thought to being a writer. All I ever wanted to be was a traveler and explorer. Science-fiction allowed me to go places that were otherwise inaccessible, which is why I started reading it. I was going to be a lawyer, but I got saved.
~By Alan Dean Foster ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings.
~By W. E. B. Du Bois ~


A few years after my first son was born, he wanted to know how we chose his name, so I began reading him the story of Noah's Ark.
~By Boris Becker ~


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 ~


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


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


When I'm not writing, I read loads of fiction, but I've been writing quite constantly lately so I've been reading a lot of nonfiction - philosophy, religion, science, history, social or cultural studies.
~By Irvine Welsh ~


When I'm not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I'm not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I'm reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.
~By Lynn Abbey ~


When I'm reading material, if I'm a little bit afraid of a part and I'm willing to admit that to myself, then I'll do it, definitely. If I'm worried about being able to do it, to get it - I absolutely just love it.
~By Jack Lemon ~


To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
~By John Andrew Holmes ~


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 ~


By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.
~By Thomas Merton ~


There's a lot of things that are said on the American Idol message board. I quit reading them because most of the people are very mean.
~By Carrie Underwood ~


Bore children, and they stop reading. There's no room for self-indulgence or showing off or setting the scene.
~By Mark Haddon ~


From reading a previous answer, you know that I consider all those aspects to be part of American cultural myth and thus they figure into good American poetry, whether the poet is aware of what he is doing or not.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


When we have spiritual reading at meals, when we have the rosary at night, when we have study groups, forums, when we go out to distribute literature at meetings, or sell it on the street corners, Christ is there with us.
~By Dorothy Day ~


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 ~


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


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


After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.
~By Jean Cocteau ~


Some of the things you read you get an immediate reaction to so I've stopped reading things now. I do worry about my family though. Some people do try some nasty things to get at them and try and get a reaction from them.
~By Russell Crowe ~


Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.
~By Moliere ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered that even though I did not want to, I was reading. I have been a reader ever since.
~By Beverly Cleary ~


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


I've done both theatre and film and the fact is if you start believing, if you start reading things and they're good reviews - you believe that and you're lost, and then you read bad reviews and you think that's true and you read that and you're lost.
~By Jenny Agutter ~


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 ~


Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.
~By Bill Watterson ~


Do your bit to save humanity from lapsing back into barbarity by reading all the novels you can.
~By Richard Hughes ~


Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it.
~By Moses Hadas ~


It distresses me that parents insist that their children read or make them read. The best way for children to treasure reading is to see the adults in their lives reading for their own pleasure.
~By Kate DiCamillo ~


I began as a boy with artistic talent... as a visual artist... I thought that was what I'd become and in my late teens drifted into reading serious literature.
~By Russell Banks ~


I have one main reader, Miriam Gomez, my wife. She reads everything I write - I have not finished writing something and she is already reading it.
~By Guillermo Cabrera Infante ~


Also there's two sides of it, I mean, a band like us, at our level and the way we have to promote ourselves and usually radio just completely turns their back on us, at the same time I think Mp3s help promote us somewhat, spreading the word about the album and stuff.
~By Kenny Hickey ~


I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.
~By Umberto Eco ~


I enjoyed reading all the classic authors like Isaac Asimov and Bradbury.
~By William Shatner ~


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


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 ~


Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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


In the book, I write about children in first grade who were taught to read by reading want ads. They learned to write by writing job applications. Imagine what would happen if anyone tried to do that to children in a predominantly white suburban school.
~By Jonathan Kozol ~


I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums.
~By Christina Aguilera ~


A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.
~By William Styron ~


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


To describe my scarce leisure time in today's terms, I always default to reading.
~By Jimmy Buffett ~


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 ~


I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading.
~By Vera Brittain ~


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 ~


A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.
~By C. S. Lewis ~


My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


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 ~


If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


I couldn't put my finger on one reason why we broke up. It was time, and we were spreading out. They were spreading out more than I was. I would've stayed with the band.
~By Ringo Starr ~


I wanted to become a writer. I enjoyed reading as a child.
~By Goh Chok Tong ~


This outfit called Los Angeles Theatre Works does readings of plays.
~By Jeffrey Jones ~


The older I've got the less I find myself going back and re-reading or really reading new fiction or poetry.
~By Reynolds Price ~


You can learn more about human nature by reading the Bible than by living in New York.
~By William Lyon Phelps ~


A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book and being convinced by its arguments, will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot.
~By John McCarthy ~


It's a question of spreading the available energy, aerobic and anaerobic, evenly over four minutes. If you run one part too fast, you pay a price. If you run another part more slowly your overall time is slower.
~By Roger Bannister ~


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 ~


I don't particularly dislike any kind of person that might be reading my stuff. They like it and that's cool, but I don't do the work for any kind of group in particular, except for hobos, who just plain kick ass and light up my life.
~By Jhonen Vasquez ~


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 ~


The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible reading in comparison with much that now passes for science.
~By Samuel Butler ~


I like reading Ball Tongue lyrics and all that stuff. And they published a book, and I wouldn't give my lyrics, and it's all wrong in the book, and I giggle. It's funny.
~By Jonathan Davis ~


If they don't read, if they don't love reading; if they don't find themselves compulsively reading, I don't think they're really a writer.
~By Rita Dove ~


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.
~By Rachel Zoe ~


I was improvising before I was reading music. I was just trying to play things on the clarinet by ear. I think my ear is one of my greatest assets.
~By Pete Fountain ~


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


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


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


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


We do not talk - we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests.
~By Henry Miller ~


Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience.
~By Thomas Perry ~

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