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Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
As a young man, I saw families prosper without reading because there were always sufficient opportunities for willing workers who could follow simple instructions. This is no longer the case. Children who don't read are, in the main, destined for lesser lives. I feel a deep sense of responsibility to change this.
Walter Dean Myers
No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one.
If you want to fight the evil you see in finance and industry, get to work reading the corporate filings, see if there has been fraud, and where you find it, report it to the SEC or write about it or blog about it.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government has grown out of too much government.
John Sharp Williams
After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.
I try not to set myself up as different or as a celebrity or special. I have a husband that can get on my nerves. I have kids that test my patience. I've got a cat I can't keep off the sofa. It's real. On a bad day, I'm reading 'Acts of Faith.'
Through reading the scriptures, we can gain the assurance of the Spirit that that which we read has come of God for the enlightenment, blessing, and joy of his children.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.
To me, reading a fashion magazine is the last thing I need to do. I've got books I need to read.
Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance. That translates into pacing a story, pleasing a reading audience.
To describe my scarce leisure time in today's terms, I always default to reading.
The thing I noticed about Jack was when we did a reading of the script, just to warm up.
By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done - the mechanics of writing, so to speak - and which genres and authors excel in various areas.
Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Be able to recognize when you're reading or hearing material biased to your own side.
Marilyn vos Savant
Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.
I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.
I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums.
Anybody who likes writing a book is an idiot. Because it's impossible; it's like having a homework assignment every stinking day until it's done. And by the time you get it in, it's done and you're sitting there reading it, and you realize the 12,000 things you didn't do. I mean, writing isn't fun. It's never been fun.
It was no hardship to me to spend long hours reading and writing.
I have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself.
I spent much of my childhood in northern Quebec, and often there was no radio, no television - there wasn't a lot to entertain us. When it rained, I stayed inside reading, writing, drawing.
I try to be a good human being and keep up with what's going on in the world by reading and staying in touch with the current events.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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