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  • The main thing I try to do is write as clearly as I can. Because I have the greatest respect for the reader, and if he's going to the trouble of reading what I've written -- I'm a slow reader myself and I guess most people are -- why, the least I can do is make it as easy as possible for him to find out what I'm trying to say, trying to get at. I rewrite a good deal to make it clear.

  • Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.

    Book   Reading   Kind  
  • I cannot live without books.

    Book   Reading   Beer  
    Letter to John Adams, 10 June 1815
  • A man is like a two-story house. The first floor is equipped with an entrance and a living room. On the second floor is every family member's room. They enjoy listening to music and reading books. On the first underground floor is the ruin of people's memories. The room filled with darkness is the second underground floor.

    Memories   Book   Reading  
  • I have been, earlier in my life, a lazy writer. I'd spend three hours at the gym to avoid writing, or I'd just find other distractions - reading, doing laundry, talking on the phone, etc. But suddenly I was like a laser beam: I was relentlessly focused, sometimes to the detriment of other things.

  • There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...

    "Peter's Quotations : Ideas for Our Time". Book by Laurence J. Peter, 1977.
  • My dream was to eventually make movies. To be part of the fairy tales, stories and novels I loved reading so much growing up.

  • Reading becomes the fuel for development.

  • The thing that seemed to me so important about the psychedelic experience was that it happened to me. I wasn't reading John Chrysostom or Meister Eckhart. And so I assumed that I am a very ordinary person, therefore, if it happened to me it could happen to anyone.

  • Some people have argued that listening to a work of literature does not really promote literacy in the same way that reading does. Having tried this for several months, however, I can report from the trenches that, for me, immersive listening is as intellectually challenging, stimulating, and rewarding as immersive reading.

  • I'll be reading books until the next challenger arrives. That will calm my nerves, so that I may deal with all situations without panicking.

    Reading   Book   Next  
  • There's no better reading experience than going to the place where a text was written.

  • Think of something you really care about. Then add hour to hour and calculate the fraction of your life that you've actually spent in doing it. And then calculate the time you've spent on things like shaving, riding to and fro on buses, waiting in railway junctions, swapping dirty stories, and reading the newspapers.

    George Orwell (1986). “Coming Up for Air”, Harvill Secker
  • The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.

  • I hate to mention age, but I come from an era when we weren't consumed by technology and television. My mother insisted that her children read. To describe my scarce leisure time in today's terms, I always default to reading.

    Mother   Children   Hate  
    Interview with Tom Corcoran, June 1998.
  • I enjoy reading biographies because I want to know about the people who messed up the world.

    Reading   People   World  
  • I probably spend more time writing than reading science fiction. I find that science-fiction literature is so reactive to all the literature that's gone before that it's sort of like a fractal. It's gone to a level of detail that the average person could not possibly follow unless you're a fan. It iterates upon many prior generations of iterations.

    "James Cameron: The ‘Avatar’ sequel will dive into the oceans of Pandora". Interview with Patrick Kevin Day, April 20, 2010.
  • It is amazing how little effort most people make to improve control of their attention. If reading a book seems too difficult, instead of sharpening concentration we tend to set it aside and instead turn on the television, which not only requires minimal attention, but in fact tends to diffuse what little it commands with choppy editing, commercial interruptions, and generally inane content.

    Book   Reading   Editing  
  • If you are an ardent reader, seek not brilliant and erudite texts; otherwise the demon of haughtiness will strike your heart. But like a wise bee that gathers honey from flowers, so also through your reading obtain healing for your soul.

    Wise   Reading   Flower  
  • The great bulk of the legal voters of the South were men who owned no slaves; their homes were generally in the hills and poor country; their facilities for educating their children, even up to the point of reading and writing, were very limited; their interest in the contest was very meagre--what there was, if they had been capable of seeing it, was with the North; they too needed emancipation.

    Ulysses S. Grant (2007). “Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant”, p.81, Cosimo, Inc.
  • If a book is worth reading, it is worth buying.

    Reading   Book   Buying  
    John Ruskin, John D. Rosenberg (1964). “The Genius of John Ruskin: Selections from His Writings”, p.306, University of Virginia Press
  • I read everything I could find: books and online. Sometimes bigger revelations came to me through finer details or something that you wouldn't pick up just by surface reading.

    Book   Reading   Details  
    "'Klondike's' Abbie Cornish, Johnny Simmons on Finding Gold in History". Interview with Lesley Goldberg, January 22, 2014.
  • Books are totally useless unless you take their advice. If you just keep reading them, thinking "that's so insightful! that changes everything," but never actually doing anything different, then pretty quickly the feeling will wear off and you'll start searching for another book to fill the void.

  • I think that when you’re in the public eye, you automatically become a role model, because people are reading about you and looking at pictures of stuff you’ve done. But, you know, no one’s perfect, everyone makes mistakes. I have made mistakes and I will make mistakes. I’m only human.

    Mistake   Reading   Eye  
  • Is it advisable to spread out all the conveniences of culture before people to whom a few steps up a stair to a library is a sufficient deterrent from reading?

    Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff (1999). “The Journals of Ayn Rand”, p.138, Penguin
  • I am not a historian, but I find myself being more and more fascinated by history and now I find myself reading more and more about history. I am very interested in Napoleon, at the present: I'm very interested in battles, in wars, in Gallipoli, the First World War and so on, and I think that as I age I am becoming more and more historical. I certainly wasn't at all in my early twenties.

    War   Reading   Thinking  
  • Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

    Harper Lee (2014). “To Kill a Mockingbird”, p.14, Harper Collins
  • For 70 years there's been a consensus among scholars and the American people on a reading to the Constitution that protects the right of privacy, the autonomy of individuals, while at the same time empowering the federal government to protect the less powerful.

    U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Judge Samuel Alito's Nomination to the Supreme Court, January 9, 2006.
  • I am truly amazed that after all this time, religious groups still need to attack entertainment and use these tragedies as a pitiful excuse for their own self-serving publicity. In response to their protests, I will provide a show where I balance my songs with a wholesome Bible reading. This way, fans will not only hear my so-called, violent point of view, but we can also examine the virtues of wonderful 'Christian' stories of disease, murder, adultery, suicide and child sacrifice. Now that seems like 'entertainment' to me.

  • When I'm not at the keyboard, I'm generally reading, practicing tai chi or middle eastern dance, or cooking.

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