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I am a part of everything that I have read.
The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.
In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.
The manual for WordStar, the most popular word-processing program, is 400 pages thick. To write a novel, you have to read a novel - one that reads like a mystery to most people. They're not going to learn slash q-z any more than they're going to learn Morse code. That is what Macintosh is all about.
In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can't read. If they could read their stuff, they'd stop writing.
Obama's health care plan will be written by a committee whose head, John Conyers, says he doesn't understand it. It'll be passed by Congress that has not read it, signed by a president who smokes, funded by a Treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke. What could possibly go wrong?
Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves - and the better the teacher, the better the student body.
Well, all I know is what I read in the papers.
I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.
I did not come into contact with any Muslim before I embraced Islam. I read the Qur'an first and realized no person is perfect, Islam is perfect, and if we imitate the conduct of the Holy Prophet... we will be successful.
Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don't complain.
The problem isn't that Johnny can't read. The problem isn't even that Johnny can't think. The problem is that Johnny doesn't know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.
I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
I read about eight newspapers in a day. When I'm in a town with only one newspaper, I read it eight times.
I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.
The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.
I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.
You can read Kant by yourself, if you wanted to; but you must share a joke with someone else.
Robert Louis Stevenson
You could read Kant by yourself, if you wanted; but you must share a joke with some one else.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I used to read five psalms every day - that teaches me how to get along with God. Then I read a chapter of Proverbs every day and that teaches me how to get along with my fellow man.
Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.
I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 per cent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves.
When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.
It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading.
I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
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