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Reading Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Reading.

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

Related topics: Wisdom

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)

Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain

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

 

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

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

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation,
which are as necessary as reading.
I will rather say more necessary
because health is worth more than learning.
- Thomas Jefferson

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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

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government
results from too much government.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

I wanted to become a writer.
I enjoyed reading as a child.
- Goh Chok Tong

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

The scanning of barcodes, or the reading of RFID transponders,
generates data that is used in a software package to
provide management or control information.
- Mike Marsh

Reading music is like listening to flowers.
I don't understand the concept.
- Paul Westerberg

I was well traveled, and I created this illusion of
literacy through reading and writing.
I wrote a book of short stories.
- Tom T. Hall

I suppose if I was to have to pick a few,
Ursula LeGuin would have to top the list.
It was while reading her work that I decided I wanted to be an author.
- Sarah Zettel

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

The test of literature is, I suppose,
whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.
- Elizabeth Drew

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

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

Grown men have been seen fleeing after reading the menu posted outside.
- William E. Geist

I have always loved the process of making the music,
reading the letters from the fans who get married to my music,
have children to my music and play my music at their funerals.
- Wynonna Judd

My reading is extremely eclectic.
Lately I've been teaching myself computer graphics,
so I'm reading a lot about that.
I read books of trivia, of facts.
- Jack Prelutsky

He didn't say that.
He was reading what was given to him in a speech.
- Richard Darman

Schools are really bad now.
Schools are not only bad in reading,
writing and arithmetic,
they're worse in cultural aspects, like in music and art.
They don't teach you anything.
- John Kricfalusi

I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s.
I've been reading so many novels.
- John Cale

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great
work at some moment every day.
- Thornton Wilder

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

In reading the lives of great men, I found that the
first victory they won was over themselves...
self-discipline with all of them came first.
- Harry S. Truman

In Ski Party we are reading up on how to have fun without sex.
That was the theme of every AIP picture!
- Dwayne Hickman

By crying on my bed, drinking quite a lot and feeling tempted by drugs.
Well, just not reading it to be perfectly honest with you.
I know it's a bit of a copout.
- Jo Brand

There is no such thing as national advertising.
All advertising is local and personal.
It's one man or woman reading one newspaper in the
kitchen or watching TV in the den.
- Morris Hite

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

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.
- Harold Bloom

Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an
end to which our studies may point.
The use of reading is to aid us in thinking.
- Edward Gibbon

Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.
- Aneurin Bevan

I don't think anyone really is interested in reading
about my emotional state.
It's not even interesting to me.
- Larry David

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

Reading should be a repeat performance.
- John Barton

We gather for prayer, and reading the Bible,
and singing the songs of David.
- William Brewster

Reading music is something that's inherently hateful to me.
It makes music like mathematics.
- Robert Quine

A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book
and being convinced by its arguments,
will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot.
- John McCarthy

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
- Logan P. Smith

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

Shakespeare fascinated me.
He hardly ever left the country.
His imagination was worldwide though reading.
- Michael Tippett

There's a lot of things that are said on the American Idol message board.
I quit reading them because most of the people are very mean.
- Carrie Underwood

And you can't make a mistake when you are reading the Torah,
so you have men standing around who will correct you
if you are reading it incorrectly.
- Jami Gertz

Books, I don't know what you see in them.
I can understand a person reading them,
but I can't for the life of me see why people have to write them.
- Peter Ustinov

I think for anybody reading the book they're going
to get an idea in their heads of all those characters,
and I think that once that gets fixed,
it's quite hard to shake.
- Hugh Dancy

What a sense of superiority it gives one to escape
reading some book which everyone else is reading.
- Alice James

Physically I'm tired at the end of the day and quite
glad to be reading in bed by midnight.
- Bob Geldof

The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is
made more by the readers than by writers.
Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.
- Robert Morgan

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

I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in
the '60s at San Francisco State,
and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit:
one was Elizabeth Bishop.
- Thom Gunn

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.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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

I have not placed reading before praying because I
regard it more important,
but because, in order to pray aright,
we must understand what we are praying for.
- Angelina Grimke

My commitment is to strive to lean on the Lord with my whole heart,
reading His word daily and earnestly seeking His will in my life.
- Elizabeth Dole

Reading is my greatest luxury.
- Louise Brown

I'm just a hired actor who was hired for a particular job,
but I think one of the joys of reading the script was
the way that the personal and the global are woven together.
- Jeremy Northam

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

When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no
longer be reading numbers,
any more than you read words when reading books You
will be reading meanings.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history.
I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square.
What a brilliant, painful book.
- Antonia Fraser

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

Most plays that are missed by the umpire are caused
by the umpire not reading those cues early enough and
making the proper adjustments.
- Jim Evans


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