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Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room.
Spiritual formation is for everyone. Just as there is an 'outer you' that is being formed and shaped all the time, like it or not, by accident or on purpose, so there is an 'inner you.' You have a spirit. And it's constantly being shaped and tugged at: by what you hear and watch and say and read and think and experience.
Humanity is a failed experiment, but I think I'm God and I'd like to start over. I don't want to die, I just want everyone else to. I certainly would not be lonely. It would be exciting never having to listen to another person again but just my own self droning on and on. That's why I write a blog. And I read it, too.
Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
I don't read many business books. I read good fiction. Business is about people, so my favorite business books are anything by Dickens.
The era of playing aggressive cricket and to have the mid-on up is gone. You now try to read the mindset of a batsman.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader's daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage.
John le Carre
Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom.
It's something we, guys, have all done. Made tapes for girls, trying to impress them, to meet them on a shared plane of aesthetics. Read them someone else's poetry because they do poetry better than you could do it, because you're too awkward to do it.
I have been illustrating Tolkien's books ever since I first read them, long before illustration became my profession.
I remember I read this harsh review about my show, and one of my friends told me that this was the exact same stuff people said about Madonna. And it's like, she didn't care. Madonna just came out and was herself. I respect that a lot.
Live an interesting life. Meet people. Read a lot and widely, learn from the great writers.
It is a horrible fact that we can read in the daily paper, without interrupting our breakfast, numerical reckonings of death and destruction that ought to break our hearts or scare us out of our wits.
Discrimination against Jews can be read in Thomas Aquinas, and insults against Jews in Martin Luther.
There are books on our shelves we haven't read and doubtless never will, that each of us has probably put to one side in the belief that we will read them later on, perhaps even in another life.
'Watchmen' is a politically charged story, and it explores exactly what a hero is, how the world would treat them and how they would react. It was the first time I read a superhero story that explored that situation. These are very real people with very real problems.
I try not to read best-dressed lists or anything like that. For every good thing, there will often be a not-so-nice thing people would say.
Script for an actor is like a bible. You carry it with you, you read it over and over, you go to your passages.
I read a book a week, man. And I don't have a great memory, but I have a good memory about what I read.
Yes, but another writer I read in high school who just knocked me out was Theodore Dreiser. I read An American Tragedy all in one weekend and couldn't put it down - I locked myself in my room. Now that was antithetical to every other book I was reading at the time because Dreiser really had no style, but it was powerful.
I don't even read the papers. I read 'USA Today' because it has color photos.
Today, people are more into the glitz and the glamour of everything. We don't even read the inside of records anymore.
I like to read the 'Financial Times' when I'm traveling. 'Economist.' 'Ad Busters.'
How many stories have you read that aren't true, stories about me and Angie being married or fighting or splitting up? And when we don't split up, there's a whole new round that we've made up and we're back together again!
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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