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I write books I'd enjoy reading, I'm the reader standing behind my shoulder.
I don't think people cry reading 'Midnight's Children,' but a lot of people seem to cry watching the movie.
The future is in photos for social media. More and more people are not reading, so I try to attach a photo to most Tweets.
Reading is like the sex act - done privately, and often in bed.
Daniel J. Boorstin
With 'Stardust', I hope what I was doing is giving 30-year-olds and 40-year-olds and 25-year-olds and 60-year-olds a chance to get the same sense of wonder, the same feeling, the same magic, that they got in reading the classic fairy tales as children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
E-books are great for instant gratification - you see a review somewhere of a book that interests you, and you can start reading it five minutes later.
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.
I was taught a lot of Bible at home and had a voracious appetite for reading the Bible.
Reading builds the educated and informed electorate so vital to our democracy.
I didn't go to school much, so I taught myself what I knew from reading.
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 never stopped reading.
I have a rule that I don't read my press, but then somebody in the crew will be reading it and of course it's right there, so what do you think I do?
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 kind of go in waves with reading. Sometimes I read all the time, and sometimes I can't get settled enough to focus.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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