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I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me - they're cramming for their final exam.
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
In Hawaii, we go to this wonderful place, all families. My wife and I go directly from breakfast to a beach chair where we read all day. My daughter goes from water to pool to running around with friends she meets, some of whom are regulars there.
Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.
Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.
William Ellery Channing
Hold those things that tell your history and protect them. During slavery, who was able to read or write or keep anything? The ability to have somebody to tell your story to is so important. It says: 'I was here. I may be sold tomorrow. But you know I was here.'
I love the melodies in the Old Testament, how preachers highlight them when they read from the Scripture. But I was influenced forever by the New Testament. I love the Beatitudes, informing us that the meek shall inherit the earth.
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.'
Lyndon B. Johnson
I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
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.
Where one man reads the Bible, a hundred read you and me.
Dwight L. Moody
Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write.
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
If you know how to read, you have a complete education about life, then you know how to vote within a democracy. But if you don't know how to read, you don't know how to decide. That's the great thing about our country - we're a democracy of readers, and we should keep it that way.
When I was a kid, I read the science-fiction shelves, and I read the fantasy shelves.
One thing that writers have in common is that they are readers first. They have read lots and lots of stuff, because they're just infested with lots of stuff.
The most bizarre thing I've ever read about myself is that I was dead. That was kind of weird to read that I'm dead - mostly because I was reading it.
If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves.
Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.
Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory.
Poetry and beauty are always making peace. When you read something beautiful you find coexistence; it breaks walls down.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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