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Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published - certainly in the 20 years prior to that.

Tags: Poetry, Writing  ✍ Author: Robert Adamson

I no longer buy papers or tabloids or magazines or read blogs. I used to. But it was just filling up my day with hatred.

Tags: Hatred, Used  ✍ Author: Adele

I've always been curious about how much of our cultural baggage we bring to what and how we read. I suspect we bring a lot, although we like to think we don't.

Tags: Bring, Curious  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I also read modern novels - I have just had to read 60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize.

Tags: Fiction, Modern  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

I want to read Keats and Wordsworth, Hemingway, George Orwell.

Tags: Hemingway, Keats  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

Like most of my friends in school, I was a member of multiple circulating libraries; and all of us, to begin with, borrowed and read the same things.

Tags: Friends, School  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

I don't read books regularly, because I'm always writing them. I've written 30 books, thousands of pages.

Tags: Books, Writing  ✍ Author: Ferran Adria

I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.

Tags: Peace, War  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.

Tags: Life, Men  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.

Tags: American, Society  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

Tags: Book, Travel  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

Tags: Beautiful, Wise  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.

Tags: Business, Try  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

I read poetry to save time.

Tags: Poetry, Time  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

Tags: Cannot, Good  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.

Tags: Book, Praise  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.

Tags: Advantage, Won  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.

Tags: Between, Difference  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

Tags: Train, Travel  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.

Tags: Determines, Help  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.

Tags: Able, Free  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.

Tags: Nor, Single  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

How well he's read, to reason against reading!

Tags: Against, Reason  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

Tags: Books, Good  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read.

Tags: Against, Risk  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill
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This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.

Tags: Against, Risk  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider.

Tags: Granted, Nor  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

I'm obsessed with zombies. I like watching zombie movies and I read zombie books.

Tags: Books, Movies  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

I don't read my own reviews and I haven't for probably 15 years. I read other people's reviews, though.

Tags: Reviews, Though  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

I don't read music or anything, so when I produce, I go basically by ear.

Tags: Ear, Music  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

Drama read to oneself is never drama at its best, and is not even drama as it should be.

Tags: Best, Drama  ✍ Author: George Pierce Baker

First, if you love the Kindle and it works for you, it isn't problematic, and you should ignore all my criticisms and read the way you want to read.

Tags: Ignore, Love  ✍ Author: Nicholson Baker

The music wasn't going to happen, and I realized I had read so little. I didn't know my way around any century. I was very under read.

Tags: Happen, Music  ✍ Author: Nicholson Baker

E.B. White's essays are the best things I've read about Maine - especially the one in which he's not sure if he can go out sailing any more in his sloop.

Tags: Best, Sure  ✍ Author: Nicholson Baker

I've never ever read a script. I really must read Macbeth, because I was in it once. I got a lot of laughs in that, I can tell you.

Tags: Once, Tell  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

I'd read a lot of thrillers about politicians and presidents, but never one where you flip the stereotypes and make good people bad and bad people good.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: David Baldacci

I'd just turned 50, weighed 285, and my doctor had read me the riot act about my health.

Tags: Act, Health  ✍ Author: Daniel Baldwin

When I go home, the last thing I want to do is read about the popular lore of vampires.

Tags: Home, Last  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

I'm aware of 'Twilight,' but I've never seen the movies or read any of the books. Frankly, the story leaves me cold - why do a vampire story about abstinence?

Tags: Movies, Why  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

The only time you actually are a spectator of your own work is the day you read the script.

Tags: Time, Work  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

I drink a bucket of white tea in the morning. I read about this tea of the Emperor of China, which is supposedly the tea of eternal youth. It's called Silver Needle. It's unbelievably expensive, but I get it on the Web.

Tags: Morning, Youth  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

It's much easier to wear a Chairman Mao button and shake your fists in the air and all that, then to actually read the Communist manifesto and things like that and actually become involved in politics.

Tags: Become, Politics  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.

Tags: Call, Education  ✍ Author: Tallulah Bankhead

As long as a film stays unmade, the book is entirely yours, it belongs to the writer. As soon as you make it into a film, suddenly more people see it than have ever read the book.

Tags: Book, Film  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

I honestly do feel - and I hope I don't gag anybody if they read this - but I feel like I'm one of the luckiest people in the world.

Tags: Anybody, Hope  ✍ Author: Jonathan Banks

I've read some of your modern free verse and wonder who set it free.

Tags: Free, Wonder  ✍ Author: John Barrymore

Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.

Tags: Black, Night  ✍ Author: William Blake

You don't read in your own field. You read in that field when you're young, so that you can learn.

Tags: Learn, Young  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.

Tags: Wrote  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

Tags: Eating, Reflecting  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.

Tags: Books, Oldest  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

If I could always read, I should never feel the want of company.

Tags: Company  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

Growing up, I mostly read comic books and sci-fi. Then I discovered the book 'Jane Eyre' by Jane Austen. It introduced me to the world of romance, which I have since never left. Also, the world of the first-person narrative.

Tags: Book, Since  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

I read books like mad, but I am careful to to let anything I read influence me.

Tags: Books, Mad  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

Read not Milton, for he is dry; nor Shakespeare, for he wrote of common life.

Tags: Common, Life  ✍ Author: Charles Stuart Calverley

I had read tons of science fiction. I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments. For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism.

Tags: Science, Sense  ✍ Author: James Cameron

Failure, it is thought, is what sells, and what people want to hear and read about. I am not so sure.

Tags: Failure, Thought  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

In fact, I don't read newspapers any longer.

Tags: Fact, Longer  ✍ Author: Naomi Campbell

When I read Andrew Motion's biography, I wept. It's something about the purity of the story and how fresh it was because of the love letters Keats wrote.

Tags: Love, Story  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

If you read Keats's poems, they're often full of doubts and anxieties. They can be quite tough.

Tags: Often, Tough  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

I contend that it's impossible to read the Sermon on the Mount and not come out against capital punishment.

Tags: Against, Impossible  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

The great writers of aphorisms read as if they had all known each other well.

Tags: Great, Known  ✍ Author: Elias Canetti

My work is being destroyed almost as soon as it is printed. One day it is being read; the next day someone's wrapping fish in it.

Tags: Someone, Work  ✍ Author: Al Capp

Don't believe everything that you read in the newspapers.

Tags: Newspapers  ✍ Author: Andrew Card

Whenever I'm offered something, I always read the script and meet the director. I still appreciate just being considered.

Tags: Appreciate, Meet  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

I do get the comics online I guess but it's such a pain. I'd rather just get them in the paper and read them.

Tags: Pain, Rather  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

I have proved by actual trial that a letter, that takes an hour to write, takes only about 3 minutes to read!

Tags: Takes, Write  ✍ Author: Lewis Carroll

It's very difficult to read a book on your computer.

Tags: Book, Difficult  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

There is a generation of skimmers. It's not that they don't want to read in-depth content, but they want to evaluate what the content is before they commit time. Especially on a mobile phone - you don't have the phone, or cellular data, or screen size to be reading full-length content.

Tags: Reading, Time  ✍ Author: Nick D\'Aloisio

Those who do not read criticism will rarely merit to be criticised.

Tags: Criticism, Rarely  ✍ Author: Isaac D\'Israeli

I've read every one of Donald Goines' books. So as soon as I heard there was an opportunity for one of his novels to be turned into a movie, I jumped at the opportunity.

Tags: Books, Movie  ✍ Author: DMX

I'm not really a director for hire. You read these scripts and go, 'This is a really great script, but Paul Greengrass would make this so much better than me.' I usually say, 'I know who would be good for this. It's not me.'

Tags: Good, Great  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

As an audience member, I live vicariously through the characters I watch or read about. There's something very relatable about comic-book characters. They're never perfect. They're flawed people put in extraordinary circumstances.

Tags: Perfect, Put  ✍ Author: James Badge Dale

I didn't look at any of the newspapers, I look at the pictures sometimes, but apart from that I don't read them.

Tags: Pictures, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Tom Daley

I've never read a screenplay in advance. You trust the artist.

Tags: Artist, Trust  ✍ Author: Beatrice Dalle

At the breakfast table we are footnoting everything that we read. We don't recognise it as such but we encounter an article in the newspaper and then suddenly we recall that a friend had a certain comment on that particular story, a certain bit of news that we saw on the television applies to that and we immediately assemble an idea of a story.

Tags: Friend, Idea  ✍ Author: Mark Z. Danielewski

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.

Tags: Death, Great  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.

Tags: Found, Tried  ✍ Author: Charles Darwin

When I'm feeling a little empty in the head, I like to go see movies or read to loosen things up there.

Tags: Feeling, Movies  ✍ Author: James Dashner

I don't listen to what people say about me and I don't read what they write about me. People can compare me to anyone they want to, but I'm not going to worry about it.

Tags: Worry, Write  ✍ Author: Eric Davis

I think looking back to my own childhood, the fact that so many of the stories I read allowed the possibility of frogs turning into princes, whether that has a sort of insidious affect on rationality, I'm not sure. Perhaps it's something for research.

Tags: Fact, Looking  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?

Tags: Family, Loved  ✍ Author: Princess Diana

Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.

Tags: History, Life  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.

Tags: Books, Talk  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

I try my hardest not to read reviews.

Tags: Hardest, Try  ✍ Author: Sophie Ellis Bextor

You can't write if you don't read.

Tags: Write  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

I don't usually read reviews.

Tags: Reviews  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

I mainly read non-fiction, and that's probably because I have a huge amount of insecurity about my lack of education and the things I don't know.

Tags: Education, Insecurity  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

Because I don't give the studios advanced quotes or an advanced look at my reviews. I think the readers deserve to read my reviews before the studios do.

Tags: Deserve, Give  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

' The Lucky One' is at its heart a romance novel, elevated however by Nicholas Sparks' persuasive storytelling. Readers don't read his books because they're true, but because they ought to be true.

Tags: Heart, True  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

It is a myth of publishers that people want to read easy things.

Tags: Easy, Myth  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

As an adolescent I wrote comic books, because I read lots of them, and fantasy novels set in Malaysia and Central Africa.

Tags: Africa, Books  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

Call it my little gesture toward social conscience, but I like to think I'm teaching a certain number of people to read. Now that sounds pretentious!

Tags: Conscience, Social  ✍ Author: David Eddings

I wrote a novel for my degree, and I'm very happy I didn't submit that to a publisher. I sympathize with my professors who had to read it.

Tags: Graduation, Happy  ✍ Author: David Eddings

I was encouraged to read aloud in class and vocalize.

Tags: Class, Encouraged  ✍ Author: Bob Edwards

A story in Asimov's is read by hundreds of thousands of people.

Tags: Story, Thousands  ✍ Author: Greg Egan

If you read novels of the 19th century, they're pretty experimental. They take lots of chances; they seem to break a lot of rules. You've got omniscient narrators lecturing at times to the reader in first person. If you go back to the earliest novels, this is happening to a wild extent, like 'Tristram Shandy' or 'Don Quixote'.

Tags: Pretty, Times  ✍ Author: Jennifer Egan

When I'm doing work online or on the computer, it's one thing. When I want to read, I want to go elsewhere, and I want to be away from the screen.

Tags: Away, Work  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

I can remember exactly where I sat when my teacher first read Roald Dahl's 'James and the Giant Peach'.

Tags: Remember, Teacher  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

Experimental science is fascinating, but I don't want to do it. I want other people to do it, and I'll read about it.

Tags: Science  ✍ Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

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