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Be able to read blueprints, diagrams, floorplans, and other diagrams used in the construction process.
Marilyn vos Savant
When I am at a dinner table, I love to ask everybody, 'How long do you think our species might last?' I've read that the average age of a species, of any species, is about two million years. Is it possible we can have an average life span as a species? And do you picture us two million years more or a million and a half years, or 5,000?
If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books.
It may come as a surprise to people, but I'm actually quite boring and normal. What do I do? I read books. I drive my kid to school. I have lunch with my wife. I pick my kid up from school. I go home.
Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight.
I wish I could be like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic and said: 'I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me.'
My dad's got a brilliant eye for scripts 'cos he's a literary agent. He and my agent read a load of scripts and filter them.
These days, there are many people around the world who listen to the songs that made me infamous and read the books that made me respectable.
My approach to acting is that I am totally intuitive. I read the script and I get it. If I don't get it, I can't do it.
It's not a case of: 'Read this book and then you'll think differently. I've written this book, and I don't think differently.
More people should read books. It's the most concentrated experience you can have.
I never read comics as a kid. I guess I was lazy and watched cartoons instead.
It's wonderful to feel supported, but there's a lot of negative energy towards me as well. So I ignore it, to be honest. If I started to read it all it would completely mess up my head.
I remember once I read a book on mental illness and there was a nurse that had gotten sick. Do you know what she died from? From worrying about the mental patients not being able to get their food. She became a mental patient.
I don't really read a lot. Maybe I should.
This is the best biography by me I have ever read.
My work is being destroyed almost as soon as it is printed. One day it is being read; the next day someone's wrapping fish in it.
It was huge to read the Proverbs of the day every morning, it was huge to read the Psalm of the day every morning and to get that in us and get us going before the day even started.
I like to read in the dark. I like to go into the bathtub, turn out all the lights, and in the dark, read my books.
I don't know where my romanticism comes from. My mom and dad would read to me a lot. 'Treasure Island,' 'Robinson Crusoe,' tales of chivalry and knights, things like that. Those are the stories I loved growing up.
I got into trouble a while ago for saying that I thought the internet led to increased literacy - people scolded me about the shocking grammar to be found online - but I was talking about fundamentals: quite simply, you can't use the net unless you can read.
If it's all instruction, you get annoyed with it and bored, and you stop reading. If it's all entertainment, you read it quite quickly, your heart going pitty-pat, pitty-pat. But when you finish, that's it. You're not going to think about it much afterward, apart from the odd nightmare. You're not going to read that book again.
If people want to be better writers, they can't just read the blogs! You've got to look at something that's outside this rushing world of evanescent words.
As an adolescent I wrote comic books, because I read lots of them, and fantasy novels set in Malaysia and Central Africa.
Before you can read, you know the difference between a story and reality. And, of course, by the time you're old enough to do any real damage with an Uzi, you've learned that difference.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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