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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
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.
I had to find my way of translating the excitement you get when you're reading comic books to the big screen.
When I was pregnant, I had the romantic idea that after the baby was born I would not only take up reading in earnest again, but also write a novel while my daughter slept in her Moses basket. Of course, I barely had time to keep up with my magazines until she started sleeping properly.
I was taught a lot of Bible at home and had a voracious appetite for reading the Bible.
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
At Oxford University, I studied languages so I could read the great novels as they were originally written. I took what in the United States would be a double major in Russian and French, but I have to admit that the pressure of getting through so many books spoiled reading for me.
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.
I just enjoy lying on the couch and reading a magazine.
I'm reading a book, because I'm brainy. No, it is a book - if you don't know, it is like a blog except bigger.
If you're reading IMDB, half of it's made up. You can't trust it or Wikipedia, which is just lies, lies!
Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork - reading, writing, thinking - can.
Helen Gurley Brown
If you take away the gift of reading, you create the gift of listening.
The reason Saul Bellow doesn't talk to me anymore is because he knows his new novels are not worth reading.
I'm most impressed by the Russian writers, so I love reading the works of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. Another author who has informed the way I think is the French philosopher, Blaise Pascal.
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.
The library was open for one hour after school let out. I hid there, looking at art books and reading poetry.
Some of the things you read you get an immediate reaction to so I've stopped reading things now. I do worry about my family though. Some people do try some nasty things to get at them and try and get a reaction from them.
What I was reading was already part of my psyche, but finally someone else was saying it's okay to walk alone.
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.
I like reading about the past. I'm definitely not a history buff, but I do read a bit of history now and again, and to do that for work is really exciting.
Everybody reads for me. I was never weird about that. I never minded coming in and reading. They should know if I'm the right person, and I should know if I want to do a movie.
I never read Playboy before I started working there and stopped reading it the day I quit.
I love reading other people's diaries, especially someone like Virginia Woolf's - such a formidable woman that it's a revelation when she shows you a more vulnerable side of herself.
John F. Kennedy
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