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The head of Fermilab was reading Astonishing Stories when he was ten.
Most people associate reading with laying on the beach. They don't see that it's crucial for a democracy!
Seeing people who are actually reading your book and listening to the wide variety of reactions they have to it, is really special.
If I had to give up reading or give up listening to music, I suspect I'd stick with the music.
Mostly, I just want to be in my house reading and writing.
I like the storytelling and reading the letters, the long-distance dedications.
The character I created, 'Commissario Brunetti,' who appears in all my books, shares similar reading, artistic and musical tastes with me. Subconsciously, I knew that if I was to spend however long it would take to write this book with him, this man would have to be someone I'd like to have dinner with.
When I was working on my career, I was very aware of what I had done, what I wanted to do next. I'm having a good time just reading things that might be interesting to do.
I like reading history, and actually most authors enjoy the research part because it is, after all, easier than writing.
When I recorded my solo album, 'Keep It Hid,' in 2008, I'd gotten more interested in songwriting, inspired by reading Charles Bukowski and connecting with unfancy, interesting language.
I have always loved reading, so was interested in the literary world, and took many literary portraits.
I like solitary pursuits, such as reading or pottering about in the garden.
I'm not going to tell you the movies, but I remember getting halfway through the thing and everything sort of tunnel-visioned on me and I couldn't read the script anymore. I looked at the people and I just turned and ran out in a cold sweat. It took me about a year to study it and feel comfortable going in and reading for people.
Reading Stephen King's book, On Writing, was like being cornered and forced to have a long, drawn out mental enema.
From 7 in the morning to 11 at night, I was reading. I don't think one can find any other time in one's life to be left alone so much to read in peace like that.
A friend of mine had his own theater company, and he jumped me in like I was in a gang. And once I came in, it was just that simple. For the first time in my life, I felt, 'This is a career, this is a life that I think I can grow old doing.' It was love at first sight. I loved being on stage and reading these plays. It was great.
David Alan Grier
I really can't help what someone thinks of me because they are reading a paper and choosing to believe it.
Reading music is something that's inherently hateful to me. It makes music like mathematics.
I think that my love of cooking grew out of my love of reading about cooking. When I was a kid, we had a bookcase in the kitchen filled with cookbooks. I would eat all my meals reading about meals I could have been having.
I still can't decide which is more fun - reading or writing.
There are two types of encryption: one that will prevent your sister from reading your diary and one that will prevent your government.
I have learned so much from working with other poets, travelling and reading with them, spending days discussing poems in progress. There is the sense that we are all, as writers, part of something which is more powerful than any of us.
I had no idea that 'Less Than Zero' was going to be read by anyone outside of Los Angeles, and it's - believe me, as the writer of the book I'm somewhat amused and intrigued by the idea that 25 years later it's still out and people are still reading it.
Bret Easton Ellis
I tell you, the difference for me is between being victimized, terrorized, numbed by reading about different disasters, or reducing the anxiety by getting up and doing something about it, at whatever level.
I've just been reading about cycling. Yeah, I'm not that great at it but I like the challenge of it.
Oh, I'm nerdy about science fiction and fantasy and graphic novels and reading, and I'm nerdy about board games. My favorite board game is a board game I'm working on right now. It's a game of Napoleonic era naval warfare, and it's going to be fun.
Sometimes I lose a whole morning waiting on journalists and other people who look for me. But I always find some time for reading, talking to my friends and feeling what is happening in this world.
All alone in a committee room of the Senate Office Building in Washington, I was reading the dry typewritten pages in an unpublished report of an almost forgotten congressional committee hearing.
I've always liked stories. I'm always reading, ever since I was a kid. I've always been reading and wanting to be in some other world.
I don't particularly dislike any kind of person that might be reading my stuff. They like it and that's cool, but I don't do the work for any kind of group in particular, except for hobos, who just plain kick ass and light up my life.
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