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  • I think reading Shakespeare's plays when I was young was extremely important. He had the ability to make utter strangers come alive.

    Reading   Thinking   Play  
  • Reading Shakespeare is sometimes like looking through a window into a dark room. You don't see in. You see nothing but a reflection of yourself unable to see in. An unflattering image of yourself blind.

  • One of the most insidious myths in American wine culture is that a wine is good if you like it. Liking a wine has nothing to do with whether it is good. Liking a wine has to do with liking that wine, period. Wine requires two assessments: one subjective, the other objective. In this it is like literature. You may not like reading Shakespeare but agree that Shakespeare was a great writer nonetheless.

    Reading   Wine   Two  
  • I grew up reading Shakespeare and Mark Twain.

    Reading   Grew Up   Mark  
  • To see him act is like reading Shakespeare by flashes of lightning.

    Reading   Light   Acting  
    Table Talk 17 Apr. 1823 (1835)
  • But in reading Shakespeare and in reading about Edward de Vere, it's quite apparent that when you read these works that whoever penned this body of work was firstly well-travelled, secondly a multi-linguist and thirdly someone who had an innate knowledge of the inner workings and the mechanisms of a very secret and paranoid Elizabethan court. Edward de Vere ticks those three boxes and many more. William of Stratford gave his wife a bed when he died [his second best bed].

    Reading   Wife   Secret  
  • Writing, or at least good writing, is an outgrowth of that urge to use language to communicate complex ideas and experiences between people. And that's true whether you're reading Shakespeare or bad vampire fiction-reading is always an act of empathy. It's always an imagining of what it's like to be someone else.

    Reading   Writing   Ideas  
  • Contrary to what some folks would have us believe, it is not tragic, even if undesirable, for a person to leave a liberal arts education not having read major works from this canon. Their lives are not ending. And the exciting dimension of knowledge is that we can learn a work without formally studying it. If a student graduates without reading Shakespeare and then reads or studies this work later, it does not delegitimize whatever formal course of study that was completed.

    Art   Believe   Reading  
  • You might learn as much about how to write by reading Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Wallace Stevens, Raymond Chandler, Saul Bellow, Paul Muldoon or a hundred other good novelists or poets than by seeing another round of John Ford revivals.

  • Algebra looked like Chinese characters to me, and I could never get into reading Shakespeare. I just did not get it.

    Interview with Hadley Freeman, February 4, 2011.
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