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I like reading... French, Russian classics - Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Flaubert. I also like Hemingway, Virginia Woolf.
I usually just end up at home on my couch - reading.
I read to my kid, but I can't stand reading.
Every day I tell myself that reading newspapers is a waste of time, but then... I cannot do without them. They are like a drug.
I spend 12 hours a day reading on most days of the year.
Reading is a possession, a march toward a possession.
I've been reading poetry publicly for 20 years, and this is what you do - you express, you sometimes dig a bit to get a conversation started. That's the point of poetry. You're supposed to go, 'Hmmmm,' and 'Woooh!'
I think it is shocking that 15- and 16-year-olds leave school unable to add up and with the reading ability of a four-year-old.
Fiction writing, and the reading of it, and book buying, have always been the activities of a tiny minority of people, even in the most-literate societies.
We treasure the word of God not only by reading the words of the scriptures, but by studying them. We may be nourished more by pondering a few words, allowing the Holy Ghost to make them treasures to us, than to pass quickly and superficially over whole chapters of scripture.
Henry B. Eyring
Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition.
A. R. Ammons
After all my years of playing soldiers, and then of reading History, I have almost a mania to be in the East, to see fighting, and to serve.
For people who are readers, reading is important to them.
I had to find my way of translating the excitement you get when you're reading comic books to the big screen.
A work survives its readers; after a hundred or two hundred years, it is read by new readers who impose on it new modes of reading and interpretation. The work survives because of these interpretations, which are, in fact, resurrections: without them, there would be no work.
I wasn't able to do much reading when I was chairman of the Reserve Board. The workload was too large, and the luxury of reading was not available to me. So I caught up a good deal when I left office.
In bed at night, I could be reading some book, and I'll come across a sentence that's totally unrelated to some scene I did years ago. But I'll play the scene back in my mind and think, I did that wrong - I should've opened the door more slowly.
Nothing gets us down more than watching violence on television or reading about war and brutality in the newspaper. The truth is, there's a massive reduction in the amount of violence around the world.
The best way to get kids reading more is to give them books that they'll gobble up - and that will make them ask for another.
There is nothing more distressing or tiresome than a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work.
I get a lot of moral guidance from reading novels, so I guess I expect my novels to offer some moral guidance, but they're not blueprints for action, ever.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I was very happy and honored to create the Professor Garfield Foundation with Ball State to make reading fun.
I just enjoy lying on the couch and reading a magazine.
The library was open for one hour after school let out. I hid there, looking at art books and reading poetry.
If you're reading IMDB, half of it's made up. You can't trust it or Wikipedia, which is just lies, lies!
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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