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If you're writing a song, you have to write something that can be understood serially. When you're reading a poem that's written for the page, your eye can skip up and down. You can see the thing whole. But you're not going to see the thing whole in the song. You're going to hear it in series, and you can't skip back.
Whenever I'm reading a book I enjoy, I always develop a mental list of the people I want to share it with.
The importance and influence of books on me has been cumulative: the result of hearing and reading lots of stories about interesting people and places.
I mark the reading of 'Look Homeward, Angel' as one of the pivotal events of my life. It starts off with the single greatest, knock-your-socks-off first page I have ever come across in my careful reading of world literature.
I sold my first short story while I was home on maternity leave, then began working on novels. Since I was reading and enjoying romance novels at the time, the first two unpublished manuscripts I wrote were both romances. I sold my third novel, 'Call After Midnight,' to Harlequin Intrigue after submitting it unagented.
You know, my mom, who inspired me to be a novelist, I remember her reading 'The Agony and the Ecstasy,' about Michelangelo, and saying, 'No mother would want that for her child, no matter how great the artist.' I have my share of demons, but I am a gregarious sort.
I'm obsessed with TV. How wrong our parents were when they said we should only watch an hour a day. Stop wasting your time reading books.
I still can't decide which is more fun - reading or writing.
When you're reading Thoreau you look at Hollywood differently, let me tell ya!
You have to give kids things they're interested in reading. That's what teachers do who are engaged in what their students want.
My research process doesn't vary much. I do a little reading to establish a timeline and decide how I'm going to approach the story.
I have one main reader, Miriam Gomez, my wife. She reads everything I write - I have not finished writing something and she is already reading it.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
Madefire is igniting a new era by creating a modern, dynamic reading experience and bringing that to the millions of iPad users around the world.
I, personally, have found reading a continual support to writing.
All I know for certain is that reading is of the most intense importance to me; if I were not able to read, to revisit old favorites and experiment with names new to me, I would be starved - probably too starved to go on writing myself.
People are interested in crime fiction when they're quite distanced from crime. People in Darfur are not reading murder mysteries.
The strongest results were in Florida and Texas. In just one year in a Texas charter school, an average student gained 7 percentile points in math and 8 percentile points in reading, while Florida charter schools improved student performance by 6 percentile points.
The first time someone called me a role model, I remember thinking, 'What does that mean?' But I feel aware of it when I'm reading scripts.
I love mystery novels... I love seeing the dramas played out in academic departments, particularly English departments. I started reading these when I was going up for tenure.
I couldn't tell you a good, bad or ugly pilot just from reading it, but I can tell you a character I want to play.
It is a remarkable fact that we can never read or hear of the labors which our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ performed, without taking pleasure in it, while, on the other hand, there is nothing so interesting in the life and history of any other individual but what by hearing or reading it time and time again we become tired of it.
Heber J. Grant
I feel like reading really defined me as a writer because I lived my life outside of my own body for so much of my life and I loved it. I've always been a reader. I think living all those stories served me to naturally take that next step to creating.
A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book and being convinced by its arguments, will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot.
I like reading history, and actually most authors enjoy the research part because it is, after all, easier than writing.
American high school students trail teenagers from 14 European and Asian countries in reading, math and science. We're even trailing France.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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