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

By : Naguib Mahfouz 0 Likes          


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

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Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

By : Joseph Addison

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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

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I am 82 years old. I imagine that I will keep on writing as long as anyone wants to keep reading.

By : Tony Hillerman

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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

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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

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

By : Mick Jagger

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The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.

By : Moses Hadas

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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

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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

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I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.

By : Charles de Montesquieu

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There are no taboos. Every topic is open, however shocking. It is the way that the topics are handled that's important, and that applies whether it is a 15-year-old who is reading your book or someone who is 55.

By : Robert Cormier

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