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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 ~


Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems.
~By John Barton ~


We are all treading the vanishing road of a song in the air, the vanishing road of the spring flowers and the winter snows, the vanishing roads of the winds and the streams, the vanishing road of beloved faces.
~By Richard Le Gallienne ~


All over the country, they're reading about me, and the story doesn't center on me being gay. It's just about a gay person who is doing his job.
~By Harvey Milk ~


It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if it were no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer.
~By George Muller ~


I see America spreading disaster. I see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world withering at the roots.
~By Henry Miller ~


We set up a beta site, a test site, with movie, music and book reviews. If you're reading them and you want to buy a book or a ticket for a movie that's reviewed on the site, you can do that without leaving our site.
~By Jay Chiat ~


And all of Laura's stuff, what they wrote originally wasn't as good and Constance wound up doing that herself. That was all her stuff, reading to the child, because she had children herself and that's what she would have done.
~By William Devane ~


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 ~


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


If you re-read your work, you can find on re-reading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing.
~By William Safire ~


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 ~


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


No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one.
~By Robert Byrne ~


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


Hard writing makes easy reading.
~By Wallace Stegner ~


Reading Stephen King's book, On Writing, was like being cornered and forced to have a long, drawn out mental enema.
~By Mary Garden ~


If I have a talent for making some fourth-grader who hates school and reading to hate it a little less, then I have to do the most with what I've been issued.
~By Brian P. Cleary ~


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.
~By Mortimer Adler ~


The savage repression of blacks, which can be estimated by reading the obituary columns of the nation's dailies, Fred Hampton, etc., has not failed to register on the black inmates.
~By George Jackson ~


Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.
~By Horace Mann ~


Two people have been really liberating in my mind; one is Wittgenstein and the other is Burke. I read Burke before he was a secular saint, before everyone was reading him.
~By Clifford Geertz ~


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 ~


Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
~By John Locke ~


I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren't really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening.
~By Ken Thompson ~


As an actor, you're pretty much a hired gun. You are reading other people's words off of a page and doing what they want you to do.
~By Corey Feldman ~


Political freedom is a political reading of the Bible.
~By Whittaker Chambers ~


Well, I've been reading a lot about the fifty years since the Second World War, about Western foreign policy and all that. I try not to let it get to me, but sometimes I just think that there's no hope.
~By Thom Yorke ~


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 ~


Like, every couple of months you read, they rewrite, you come back in, they've animated more stuff - they usually videotape you while you're reading it - so they'll incorporate some gestures and some facial expressions into it.
~By John Goodman ~


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


Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.
~By James Joyce ~


It would have been easier to have a male protagonist, but I didn't want people to assume that Nikki Hill was me in her entirety because a lot of people just don't like me and I don't think they would be interested in reading about me, even in the fictional context.
~By Christopher Darden ~


I think there is a great difference, in that when the poet is reading you get the whole personality of the person, especially if he's a good reader. Whereas a person just sitting gets what he puts into it.
~By James Laughlin ~


I mean, first of all, let me say whichever superhero first came up with the idea of wearing a cape, he wasn't really onto anything good. The number of times I'm treading on that damn thing or I throw a punch and it ends up covering my whole head. It's really not practical.
~By Christian Bale ~


The more I like a book, the more slowly I read. this spontaneous talking back to a book is one of the things that makes reading so valuable.
~By Anatole Broyard ~


Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
~By Angela Carter ~


I had passed through the entire British education system studying literature, culminating in three years of reading English at Oxford, and they'd never told me about something as basic as the importance of point of view in fiction!
~By Philip Pullman ~


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


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 ~


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


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


All of us grow up in particular realities - a home, family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood. Depending upon how we're brought up, we are either deeply aware of the particular reading of reality into which we are born, or we are peripherally aware of it.
~By Chaim Potok ~


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 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 ~


Reading is to the mind what exercising is to the body.
~By Richard Steele ~


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.
~By Rita Dove ~


If there was no Bible, it would be no matter whether you could read or not. Reading other books would do you no good.
~By Jupiter Hammon ~


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 ~


After all my years of playing soldiers, and then of reading History, I have almost a mania to be in the East, to see fighting, and to serve.
~By Wilfred Owen ~


Let me just say something that I forgot, I also hoped and this was very true in the beginning - that this would also be a place that people would be able to walk in to the fountain and use it in a nice way of reading and examining the quotations on the blocks.
~By Lawrence Halprin ~


When I decided to take writing seriously, I did a lot of reading and analyzing of the books I liked, and came up with what I thought were pretty sound plotting and structure basics.
~By George Stephen ~


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 ~


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 ~


An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


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 ~


Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual.
~By Jorge Luis Borges ~


For we can affirm with a good conscience that we have, after reading the Holy Scripture, applied ourselves and yet daily apply ourselves to the extent that the grace of the Lord permits to inquiry into and investigation of the consensus of the true and purer antiquity.
~By Martin Chemnitz ~


Stephen King in many respects is a wonderful writer. He has made a contribution. People in the future will be able to pick up Stephen King's books and learn a lot about who we were by reading those books.
~By Anne Rice ~


My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
~By Edith Sitwell ~


Methamphetamine is a highly dangerous drug that is wreaking havoc on families and communities throughout this country. The drug's use is spreading across the United States.
~By Rick Larsen ~


To spend this particular year reading essays to Dennis Robertson as one's supervisor, and, simultaneously, enjoying membership of the group round Keynes was indeed an intellectual treat.
~By James Meade ~


I don't want little kids reading my comics.
~By Jhonen Vasquez ~


When we're onstage, it's like mind reading: we're on the same page.
~By Guy Picciotto ~


Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading.
~By Rufus Choate ~


People really want to think that these things really happened. I don't know why that important, but I know that when I finish reading a novel or something, I want to know how much of that really happened to this author.
~By Alison Bechdel ~


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 ~


To teach a child an instrument without first giving him preparatory training and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand.
~By Zoltan Kodaly ~


My countrymen have the right to shake my hand and talk to me if they so wish. Don't forget that their support and their reading of my works is what brought me the Nobel prize.
~By Naguib Mahfouz ~


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 ~


I started to send my work to journals when I was 26, which was just a question of when I got the courage up. They were mostly journals I had been reading for the previous six or seven years.
~By Marilyn Hacker ~


To this day I always insist on working out a problem from the beginning without reading up on it first, a habit that sometimes gets me into trouble but just as often helps me see things my predecessors have missed.
~By Robert B. Laughlin ~


It's tempting to say the Ph.D. didn't have an effect, but it's not so. I think whatever resonance I may be able to achieve is in part simply from the amount of reading and learning that I acquired along the way.
~By Robert B. Parker ~


I turned down the first script offered to me, and the second. I lay on my back one day under an umbrella, in the garden, reading the third, and wondered why I had turned down the first.
~By Conrad Veidt ~


I had always owned them to be the Word of God... the careful reading of the Acts afforded me a practical picture of the early church; which made me feel deeply the contrast with its actual present state; though still, as ever beloved by God.
~By John Nelson Darby ~


A wealthy landowner cannot cultivate and improve his farm without spreading comfort and well-being around him. Rich and abundant crops, a numerous population and a prosperous countryside are the rewards for his efforts.
~By Antoine Lavoisier ~


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 ~


A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
~By Will Rogers ~


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


I'm reading scripts, desperately wanting to work. I've set a couple of things up for next year.
~By Charlie Hunnam ~


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


A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.
~By Edith Sitwell ~


When it comes to the point where you occasionally look forward to being in prison on the basis that you might be able to spend a day reading a book, the realization dawns that perhaps the situation has become a little more stressful than you would like.
~By Julian Assange ~


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 ~


Islam, the third in historical sequence of the ethical monotheistic religions of the Near East, was very successful in establishing its monotheism, but had only very moderate success in spreading its version of Jewish and Christian ethics to the Arabs.
~By Carroll Quigley ~


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 ~


Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition.
~By A. R. Ammons ~


In bed at night, I could be reading some book, and I'll come across a sentence that's totally unrelated to some scene I did years ago. But I'll play the scene back in my mind and think, I did that wrong - I should've opened the door more slowly.
~By Liam Neeson ~


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 ~


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


You write with ease to show your breeding, but easy writing's curst hard reading.
~By Richard Brinsley Sheridan ~


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 ~


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


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


I think I'm a very good reader of poetry, but obviously, like everybody, I have a set of criteria for reading poems, and I'm not shy about presenting them, so if people ask for my critical response to a poem, I tell them what works and why, and what doesn't work and why.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


I certainly gained a lot by reading about Shanghai.
~By Ralph Fiennes ~


Be able to recognize when you're reading or hearing material biased to your own side.
~By Marilyn vos Savant ~


I'm not altogether certain that a fundamentalism of necessity has to argue that it is the only reading of the human experience in order to stay alive.
~By Chaim Potok ~


No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
~By Mary Wortley Montagu ~

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