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Reading Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Reading

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O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

I was reading the dictionary.
I thought it was a poem about everything.
- Steven Wright

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

Reading builds the educated and informed electorate
so vital to our democracy.
- Brad Henry

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)


 

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

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.
- George Washington Carver

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.
- Albert Einstein

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

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.
- Chaim Potok

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.
- Thomas Merton

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.
- Joan Jett

We are the children of a technological age.
We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work.
Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books.
Reading them, however, has not changed.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

I like the storytelling and reading the letters,
the long-distance dedications.
Anytime in radio that you can reach somebody on an emotional level,
you're really connecting.
- Casey Kasum

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.'
- Peter Lynch

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

Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen.
- Stephen Ambrose

The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy;
it lasts when all other pleasures fade.
- Anthony Trollope

Yeah, that came out of a reading.
It was great.
It's such a fun crew to be with, and we all went out
the night before and that really encouraged us to go out and get drunk.
- John Leguizamo

There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking,
and an art of writing.
- Clarence Day

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.
- Nicholson Baker

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.
- Elle Macpherson

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

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.
- Horace Mann

Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
- Edmund Burke

I'm a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting
kind of writer when you give me a pen.
- J. M. Synge

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
- Joseph Addison

Hard work makes easy reading or, at least,
easier reading.
- M. H. Abrams

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

It made me think about a whole area of human activity
that was not really a concern to me before that,
because I was involved in reading Chinese history,
or languages, or whatever.
- Ron Silver

Oh, that sound? I'm in the hot tub, reading a novel.
- Jane Smiley

The Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has just published the story of her life.
I confess that it is not in my reading table.
- Mick Jagger

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

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

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.
- Ho Chi Minh

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

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.
- Manuel Puig

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.
- Stendhal

Louis Braille created the code of raised dots for reading
and writing that bears his name and brings literacy,
independence, and productivity to the blind.
- Bob Ney

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

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.
- Susie Bright

And there are a lot more people reading poetry,
but there are not so many people reading an individual poet.
- Peter Davison

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

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

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.
- Louise Brown

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

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.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

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.
- Babe Ruth

The demand that I make of my reader is that he should
devote his whole Life to reading my works.
- James Joyce

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

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.
- Guy Johnson

Whatever I'm reading at the moment seems to influence whatever I'm writing.
- John Sladek

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

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.
- Pete Fountain

Reading should not be presented to children as a chore,
a duty.
It should be offered as a gift.
- Kate DiCamillo

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

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while.
The first discipline of education must therefore be
to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
- Aleister Crowley

I spend my happiest hours in reading Vedantic books.
They are to me like the light of the morning,
like the pure air of the mountains -
so simple,
so true, if once understood.
- Max Muller

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough,
grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Reading should be a repeat performance.
- John Barton

The mere brute pleasure of reading -
the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
- Lord Chesterfield

I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific
Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical
generality and vagueness.
- Wilfred Owen

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

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

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.
- William Safire

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.
- Angela Carter

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


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