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... view

By: Lynn Abbey

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

By: M. H. Abrams

I keep reading between the lies... view

By: Goodman Ace

Learn as much by writing as by reading... view

By: Lord Acton

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

By: Joseph Addison

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

By: Joseph Addison

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... view

By: Mortimer Adler

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... view

By: Christina Aguilera

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... view

By: Jenny Agutter

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

By: Woody Allen

I'm good at reading people... view

By: Al Alvarez

Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen... view

By: Stephen Ambrose

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... view

By: A. R. Ammons

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

By: Wally Amos

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... view

By: David Amram

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... view

By: David Amram

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... view

By: David Amram

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... view

By: Gillian Anderson

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... view

By: Kevin J. Anderson

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... view

By: Louie Anderson

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... view

By: Maya Angelou

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... view

By: David Antin

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... view

By: Avi Arad

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... view

By: Diane Arbus

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

By: Mary Archer

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... view

By: Karen Armstrong

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

By: Antonin Artaud

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... view

By: Roger Ascham

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... view

By: Julian Assange

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... view

By: Sean Astin

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... view

By: Jean M. Auel

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... view

By: Irving Babbitt

Reading maketh a full man.. view

By: Francis Bacon

In reading plays, however, it should always be remembered that any play, however great, loses much when not seen in action... view

By: George P. Baker

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... view

By: Nicholson Baker

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

By: Robert T. Bakker

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... view

By: Emily Greene Balch

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... view

By: Christian Bale

He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming... view

By: Arthur Balfour

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

By: Russell Banks