Reading Quotes (640)

Quotes and Citations about reading


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

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Hard work makes easy reading or, at least, easier reading.

By : M. H. Abrams

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I keep reading between the lies.

By : Goodman Ace

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Learn as much by writing as by reading.

By : Lord Acton

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

By : Joseph Addison

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

By : Joseph Addison

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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

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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

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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

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I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.

By : Woody Allen

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I'm good at reading people.

By : Al Alvarez

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Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen.

By : Stephen Ambrose

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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

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

By : Wally Amos

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We met with the poet Frank O'Hara, who was a link between Upper and Lower Bohemia, and who worked at the Museum of Modern Art, where we had hoped to do the readings.

By : David Amram

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That is what I did with Jack, and that's why he liked to do the readings with me because he knew I was there for him, and for our ability to blend the poetry and the music.

By : David Amram

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That by listening to some music, by reading some books, by looking at paintings, and most important by hanging out with one another - by collaborating with one another and creating your own network - you can achieve something that is much better than what is out there.

By : David Amram

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I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.

By : Gillian Anderson

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I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it. Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories.

By : Kevin J. Anderson

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Dr. Phil was very helpful and caring. I believe he helped all of us there and watching how to better relate, understand, and communicate with our families and loved ones. Dr. Phil recommended reading my new book.

By : Louie Anderson

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Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

By : Maya Angelou

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When I got to the reading all the work, I was reduced to being an actor in an experimental play that I'd already written. And I didn't want to be an actor.

By : David Antin

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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

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Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats.

By : Diane Arbus

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It sounds extraordinary but it's a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading.

By : Mary Archer

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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

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Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others.

By : Antonin Artaud

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In our fathers' time nothing was read but books of feigned chivalry, wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end, but only to manslaughter and bawdry.

By : Roger Ascham

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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

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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

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And that's how I start myself. I usually go back a couple of pages, maybe to the beginning of the chapter, and I start reading. And as I'm reading, I'm tweaking - putting in a different word, changing the syntax, putting that clause over there, you know that sort of thing.

By : Jean M. Auel

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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

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Reading maketh a full man

By : Francis Bacon

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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

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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

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Land bridges were everywhere during the extinction, many species were spreading, and there were many diseases.

By : Robert T. Bakker

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A second characteristic of our time is the prevalence of nationalism. This is still spreading, affecting new communities, more peripheral regions and so-called backward peoples.

By : Emily Greene Balch

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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

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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

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

By : Russell Banks

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