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Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual.
Jorge Luis Borges
I can walk into a bookshop and point out a number of books that I find very unattractive in what they say. But it doesn't occur to me to burn the bookshop down. If you don't like a book, read another book. If you start reading a book and you decide you don't like it, nobody is telling you to finish it.
People don't always realize that my parents shared a sense of intellectual curiosity and a love of reading and of history.
Reading and writing are connected. I learned to read very early so I could read the comics, which I then started to draw.
I grew up in a household where reading was encouraged. My mother believed in the power of words, and my father obviously did too.
When good things come in, my agent calls or sends me the script. But I allow them to sort through the offers so that I am not just sitting and reading everything because honestly, sometimes the scripts that appeal to me are projects that are not good projects, but I just really like the script or the characters.
Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an end to which our studies may point. The use of reading is to aid us in thinking.
Education was the most important value in our home when I was growing up. People don't always realize that my parents shared a sense of intellectual curiosity and a love of reading and of history.
I was taught a lot of Bible at home and had a voracious appetite for reading the Bible.
Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin.
I've given up reading books. I find it takes my mind off myself.
Reading builds the educated and informed electorate so vital to our democracy.
A reader can never tell if it's a real thimble or an imaginary thimble, because by the time you're reading it, they're the same. It's a thimble. It's in the book.
I kind of go in waves with reading. Sometimes I read all the time, and sometimes I can't get settled enough to focus.
There's a lot of things that are said on the American Idol message board. I quit reading them because most of the people are very mean.
I didn't go to school much, so I taught myself what I knew from reading.
Jeremiah is a most melancholy prophet. He wails from beginning to end; he is often childish, is rarely indecent, and although it may be blasphemy to say so, he and his 'Lamentations' are really not worth reading.
Especially, I think, living in any fantasy or science fiction world means really understanding what you're seeing and reading really densely on a level that a lot of people don't bother to read.
I loved reading Grimm's fairy tales and Hans Christian Andersen, and I loved to dream about other worlds and other lives. Maybe that has something to do with having an incomplete family, being an only child. All I know is I loved to pretend, and all that was in tandem with my wanting to be an actress.
I never stopped reading.
I get thousands of letters, and they give me a feeling of how each book is perceived. Often I think I have written about a certain theme, but by reading the letters or reviews, I realise that everybody sees the book differently.
I had no books at home. I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon. It was there, with no help except curiosity and the will to learn, that my taste for reading developed and was refined.
I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and, generally, persons who move their lips when reading.
There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. It is when they are in love and reading a love letter.
When I see great boxers, it's like reading a wonderful poem.
John F. Kennedy
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