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Mr. Arthur Ashe, he was good. I read some of his books. He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn't talk much. I never met him.
Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.
Nearly everyone I met, worked with, or read about was my teacher, one way or another.
I haven't read any of the autobiographies about me.
Yeah, I read history. But it doesn't make you nice. Hitler read history, too.
It's one thing to buy a copy of 'Atlas Shrugged.' You actually have to read it to get anything out of it.
A native speaker of English who has never read a word of the King James Bible is verging on the barbarian.
Read over your compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
Most of the stuff I've read about me has been true.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
When I read that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had disappeared - a state-of-the-art Boeing 777, said to be an incredibly safe way to travel - I waited patiently for the chance to learn what happened.
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.
I think looking back to my own childhood, the fact that so many of the stories I read allowed the possibility of frogs turning into princes, whether that has a sort of insidious affect on rationality, I'm not sure. Perhaps it's something for research.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
W. H. Auden
I urge you to read the Occupy Manifesto, written by the New York City General Assembly. It is unavoidably clear. This is not directionless action. If it were, the media would have moved on.
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.
I like to think 'The God Delusion' is a humorous book. I think, actually, it's full of laughs. And people who describe it as a polarizing book or as an aggressive book, it's just that very often they haven't read it.
You hear the best stories from ordinary people. That sense of immediacy is more real to me than a lot of writerly, literary-type crafted stories. I want that immediacy when I read a novel.
I read novels for entertainment rather than for edification, so I tend not to read the sort of novels that are said to illuminate the human condition.
I think it's more important to write something that brings men back to reading than it is to write for people who already read. There's a reason men don't read, and it's because books don't serve men. It's time we produce books that serve men.
The folks who read my books are so passionate about each one of them that the people making my movies are more afraid of my readership than they are of me.
When you read, I'm sure you don't realize that your eyes are going backwards and forwards and to this place and that place. Mine don't do that.
Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read old five-year projections.
I read an article somewhere that stated 1 in 4 American women will be considered clinically depressed in their lifetime. This should be more than a gold mine for pharmaceutical companies - it should be a wake-up call.
We Liberals like to think our thoughts aren't controlled. We pride ourselves on our independent thinking. We know we shouldn't believe everything we read. We realize the media is skewed, we know it's owned by a small group of people, we realize it's biased, etc.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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