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I consider anybody a twerp who hasn't read 'Democracy in America' by Alexis de Tocqueville. There can never be a better book than that one on the strengths and vulnerabilities inherent in our form of government.
The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read only with a dictionary to help.
If you think a child is going to be your accessory... it's not like a micro pig. It's not about putting them in front of the television. You need to read to them at night.
Parents should be encouraged to read to their children, and teachers should be equipped with all available techniques for teaching literacy, so the varying needs and capacities of individual kids can be taken into account.
I like to read books and be alone; I'm not social butterfly person.
I love getting cookbooks - people will give them to me, and I read them like novels and file everything away.
I've read Proust and Stendhal. That keeps you in your place.
If you read somebody's diary, you get what you deserve.
I read many things. I read to fill in my knowledge of the world.
V. S. Naipaul
You walk into the class in second grade. You can't read. What are you going to do if you're going to make it? You identify the smart kid. You make friends with him. You sit next to him. You grow a team around you. You delegate your work to others. You learn how to talk your way out of a tight spot.
Part of being out there, campaigning, talking to people, is being able to read body language.
Wellesley's president, Nannerl Overholser Keohane, approved a broad rule with a specific application: The senior thesis of every Wellesley alumna is available in the college archives for anyone to read - except for those written by either a 'president or first lady of the United States.'
The more you read, the better you get at it.
I never read detective novels. I started out in graduate school writing a more serious book. Right around that time I read 'The Day of the Jackal' and 'The Exorcist'. I hadn't read a lot of commercial fiction, and I liked them.
I majored in English in college, so I read the classic dystopian novels like '1984' and 'Brave New World.'
I read God's word when I am not suffering. And then I don't have to all of a sudden establish this habit when I am hurting.
Anne Graham Lotz
No one believes more strongly than I do that every Christian should be a theologian. In that sense, we all need to work it out. I want all Christians who can read, to read their Bibles and to read beyond the Bible - to read the history and theology.
D. A. Carson
I love Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Flannery O'Connor. I read a lot of American writers.
I read 'Crime and Punishment' years ago and don't recall the details of it, but I do retain a strong sense of the creeping paranoia and panic.
I'm sure we don't read old paintings the way they were intended.
My memory is basically visual: that's what I remember, rooms and landscapes. What I do not remember are what the people in these room were telling me. I never see letters or sentences when I write or read, but only the images they produce.
Karl Ove Knausgaard
No harm's done to history by making it something someone would want to read.
I read every book about Buster Keaton and Chaplin to see how they worked - it's all about dedication, tunnel vision, pursuit of perfection, getting the gag right.
It's hard for children's authors to be accepted when they try to write adult books. J.K. Rowling is the exception because people are so eager to read anything by her, but it took Judy Blume three or four tries before she had a success.
R. L. Stine
After I'd been in college for a couple years I'd read Shakespeare and Frost and Chaucer and the poets of the Harlem Renaissance. I'd come to appreciate how gorgeous the English language could be. But most fantasy novels didn't seem to make the effort.
People think that if they read something in the newspaper or see it on TV, it has to be true.
Tammy Faye Bakker
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Robert A. Heinlein
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