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Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

Tags: Body, Mind  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.

Tags: Cannot, Young  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.

Tags: Ready, Writing  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

In reading plays, however, it should always be remembered that any play, however great, loses much when not seen in action.

Tags: Action, Great  ✍ Author: George Pierce Baker

That was the problem with reading: you always had to pick up again at the very thing that had made you stop reading the day before.

Tags: Again, Problem  ✍ Author: Nicholson Baker

The Old Testament is my favourite science fantasy reading.

Tags: Old, Science  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

I really think that reading a whole script is kind of prying and neurotic, don't you?

Tags: Neurotic, Whole  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

Most people associate reading with laying on the beach. They don't see that it's crucial for a democracy!

Tags: Beach, Democracy  ✍ Author: David Baldacci

He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.

Tags: Art, Learned  ✍ Author: Arthur Balfour

I'm always reading and looking around for the next thing.

Tags: Looking, Next  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

I get caught up in my bubble of reading, writing, or music.

Tags: Music, Writing  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

A lot of what the 'Culture' is about is a reaction to all the science fiction I was reading in my very early teens.

Tags: Culture, Science  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

Smell is a very animal thing, almost reptilian, where the more cerebral things like reading less so.

Tags: Almost, Less  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey.

Tags: Desire, Write  ✍ Author: Russell Banks

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

Tags: Books, Worse  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

Tags: Culture, Stop  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible reading in comparison with much that now passes for science.

Tags: Light, Science  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

I prefer listening to talking, reading to socializing, and cozy chats to group settings.

Tags: Group, Talking  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s. I've been reading so many novels.

Tags: Movie, Writing  ✍ Author: John Cale

I have to entertain, because if I don't entertain you, you're not going to continue reading. But if I'm not out to enlighten, or change your mind about something, or change your behavior, then I really don't want to take the journey.

Tags: Change, Mind  ✍ Author: Bebe Moore Campbell

Eight years ago, I was drawn into Keats's world by Andrew Motion's biography. Soon I was reading back and forth between Keats's letters and his poems. The letters were fresh, intimate and irreverent, as though he were present and speaking. The Keats spell went very deep for me.

Tags: Between, Deep  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

And I'm auditioning right now for a movie, and then I have a script that I'm reading right now for a horror film, and I'm meeting for a couple of television shows that I just had yesterday, and pretty much was offered one of them.

Tags: Film, Pretty  ✍ Author: Trishelle Cannatella

Reading a book, watching a movie, going to a play, it's transporting, and very, very exciting. And to be a part of that, creating things with your imagination, whoa.

Tags: Book, Movie  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings.

Tags: Farewell, Friends  ✍ Author: William Carey

The mere brute pleasure of reading the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.

Tags: Cow, Pleasure  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
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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: Read, Time  ✍ Author: Nick D\'Aloisio

I like reading novels because it provides insight into human behavior.

Tags: Behavior, Human  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face.

Tags: Face, Library  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

In terms of the idea of long-term occupation - I have been reading a little bit more about this period - and you can see in that occupation are many lessons for the current occupation of Iraq. So we have these connections that go way back that people aren't aware of.

Tags: Bit, Idea  ✍ Author: Edwidge Danticat

It would have been easier to have a male protagonist, but I didn't want people to assume that Nikki Hill was me in her entirety because a lot of people just don't like me and I don't think they would be interested in reading about me, even in the fictional context.

Tags: Her, Interested  ✍ Author: Christopher Darden

I don't think anything's more rewarding than hearing that you've helped someone gain a love of reading.

Tags: Love, Someone  ✍ Author: James Dashner

I believe in something.

Tags: Said, Stand  ✍ Author: Larry David

Between 2 and 5 I'm reading in to find out what's been going on while I've been asleep.

Tags: Between, While  ✍ Author: Bob Edwards

I was on a very bumpy plane ride, an overnight flight. I was so miserable, and I pulled out 'David Copperfield,' and I forgot how scared and tired I was, and I thought, 'This is what reading should be.' I'm utterly transported out of my current situation.

Tags: Thought, Tired  ✍ Author: Jennifer Egan

We live in a moment and a culture when reading is really endangered. There's simply no way to write well, though, if you're not reading well.

Tags: Moment, Write  ✍ Author: Jennifer Egan

Reading the Gospels, without the personality of Jesus, is like watching television with the sound turned off.

Tags: Jesus, Off  ✍ Author: John Eldredge

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.

Tags: Creative, Writing  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every sentence spoken by Napoleon, and every line of his writing, deserves reading, as it is the sense of France.

Tags: Sense, Writing  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

I wasn't really comfortable reading until I was 12.

Tags: Until  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

I, of course, wanted to do something with Drew Barrymore. Please. So we were reading scripts back and forth and then we found this script, Fever Pitch.

Tags: Found, Wanted  ✍ Author: Jimmy Fallon

I do enjoy reading some science fiction.

Tags: Enjoy, Science  ✍ Author: Colin Farrell

There are a couple of carp fishing books I've been reading. I'm very interested in that line of books, because I think they write very well, carp anglers, about the general environment.

Tags: Books, Write  ✍ Author: Tom Felton

I prefer writing in the mornings, so to that extent I have a routine. I do reading and other things in the afternoon.

Tags: Afternoon, Writing  ✍ Author: James Fenton

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.

Tags: Book, Brainy  ✍ Author: Craig Ferguson

I just downloaded '1984' for my iPod, but I've read that before. It just hearkens back to the 'romance' of my high-school days. I really liked the space I was in when I was reading it.

Tags: Days, Read  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

When you're reading, you're not where you are; you're in the book. By the same token, I can write anywhere.

Tags: Book, Write  ✍ Author: Diana Gabaldon

There is nothing more distressing or tiresome than a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work.

Tags: Work, Writer  ✍ Author: William Gaddis

I never really took a proper art class in college. I just started reading art magazines and going to galleries. I was really drawn to it.

Tags: Art, College  ✍ Author: Larry Gagosian

I remember the first reading of the script we had and everybody was sitting around the table. I was very impressed with the level of acting that was in the room, particularly with Jennifer who has so much responsibility.

Tags: Acting, Remember  ✍ Author: Victor Garber

Reading Stephen King's book, On Writing, was like being cornered and forced to have a long, drawn out mental enema.

Tags: Book, Writing  ✍ Author: Mary Garden

Reading is important.

 ✍ Author: John Garfield

A reading man and woman is a ready man and woman, but a writing man and woman is exact.

Tags: Woman, Writing  ✍ Author: Marcus Garvey

I spend a lot of time reading.

Tags: Spend, Time  ✍ Author: Bill Gates

Digital reading will completely take over. It's lightweight and it's fantastic for sharing. Over time it will take over.

Tags: Sharing, Time  ✍ Author: Bill Gates

Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life.

Tags: Ask, Life  ✍ Author: Charles de Gaulle

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it.

Tags: Book, Time  ✍ Author: Moses Hadas

I think I learned a lot from reading in general - even from reading badly written books.

Tags: Books, Learned  ✍ Author: Margaret Haddix

Bore children, and they stop reading. There's no room for self-indulgence or showing off or setting the scene.

Tags: Children, Off  ✍ Author: Mark Haddon

For me, reading was always the great escape without getting your fingers burnt.

Tags: Getting, Great  ✍ Author: Geri Halliwell

I like reading. I just hate school.

Tags: Hate, School  ✍ Author: Armie Hammer

I never grew up reading or fantasizing about fairy tales. I was always too busy, like, outside being a kid.

Tags: Busy, Kid  ✍ Author: Armie Hammer

In terms of the way people see me, it breaks down into two very clear and distinct groups: those who think they know me from reading the papers and those who really know me by reading my books.

Tags: Books, Clear  ✍ Author: David Icke

What I do believe is that there is always a relationship between writing and reading, a constant interplay between the writer on the one hand and the reader on the other.

Tags: Between, Writing  ✍ Author: Guillermo Cabrera Infante

English should be our official language. Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.

Tags: Become, Language  ✍ Author: Ernest Istook

The savage repression of blacks, which can be estimated by reading the obituary columns of the nation's dailies, Fred Hampton, etc., has not failed to register on the black inmates.

Tags: Black, Nation  ✍ Author: George Jackson

The end of reading is not more books but more life.

Tags: End, Life  ✍ Author: Henry M. Jackson

When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it.

Tags: Everyone, Pride  ✍ Author: Arne Jacobsen

It's a comedy thriller, brilliantly written and it's full of twists and turns at every page. When I was reading it I was desperate to get to the end to find out what happens, it really hooks you.

Tags: Comedy, End  ✍ Author: Louise Jameson

People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages.

Tags: Happens, Keep  ✍ Author: Jerry B. Jenkins

If you are a kid, reading is really important stuff.

Tags: Kid, Stuff  ✍ Author: Bruce Jenner

The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works.

Tags: Life, Whole  ✍ Author: James Joyce

Reading for me will be a combination of books, magazines, Tumblr and just kind of the Web in general on the iPad.

Tags: Books, General  ✍ Author: David Karp

I like the storytelling and reading the letters, the long-distance dedications.

Tags: Letters  ✍ Author: Casey Kasem

I like the storytelling and reading the letters, the long-distance dedications. Anytime in radio that you can reach somebody on an emotional level, you're really connecting.

Tags: Emotional, Somebody  ✍ Author: Casey Kasem

There's something exciting about weekly strips in that you're following the way the story reveals itself to the writer week by week. All the possible directions it could have taken are there; it's a kind of participatory reading that I think books discourage.

Tags: Possible, Story  ✍ Author: Erich Kastner

Sometimes I don't like the books that I'm reading.

Tags: Books, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Charlie Kaufman

One way of reading my life is that I have been in constant search for a father.

Tags: Father, Life  ✍ Author: Christine Keeler

Reading is more of a left-brain process, and listening to music is a right-brain function.

Tags: Music, Process  ✍ Author: Maynard James Keenan

You didn't hear the angels singing. It was brought down to Mother Earth, which is where it should be. And that led me to a lot of other reading.

Tags: Earth, Mother  ✍ Author: Harvey Keitel

What is reading, but silent conversation.

Tags: Silent  ✍ Author: Charles Lamb

The simultaneous reactions elicited all over the world by the reading of newspaper dispatches about the same events create, as it were, a common mental pulse beat for the whole of civilized mankind.

Tags: Common, Whole  ✍ Author: Christian Lous Lange

I love reading. I'm fortunate enough to have signed books by Faulkner, Steinbeck, Thomas Pynchon.

Tags: Enough, Love  ✍ Author: John Larroquette

I believe that reading widely is the best preparation for writing.

Tags: Best, Writing  ✍ Author: Kathryn Lasky

Reading is a huge effort for many people, a bore for others, and, believe it or not, many people prefer watching TV.

Tags: Effort, Others  ✍ Author: Connie Mack

Reading a piece of poetry with no beat in front of 20 people is way more challenging than rocking for 10,000 people.

Tags: Front, Poetry  ✍ Author: Macklemore

Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the leisure of the labouring classes.

Tags: Fill, Good  ✍ Author: James Madison

I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday.

Tags: Thought, Write  ✍ Author: Naguib Mahfouz

I, personally, have found reading a continual support to writing.

Tags: Support, Writing  ✍ Author: Margaret Mahy

Being a librarian certainly helped me with my writing because it made me even more of a reader, and I was always an enthusiastic reader. Writing and reading seem to me to be different aspects of a single imaginative act.

Tags: Single, Writing  ✍ Author: Margaret Mahy

You must consider, when reading this treatise, that mental perception, because connected with matter, is subject to conditions similar to those to which physical perception is subject.

Tags: Matter, Perception  ✍ Author: Maimonides

I have been reading the press more regularly than others over 50 years and it seems to me that there are things that have changed in the press that have changed its character.

Tags: Character, Others  ✍ Author: John Major

All ballet, all reading, all music. That was my world, my inner world.

Tags: Ballet, Music  ✍ Author: Natalia Makarova

My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.

Tags: Good, Life  ✍ Author: Malcolm X

Out: Reading is fundamental. In: Feeling is fundamental.

Tags: Feeling  ✍ Author: Michelle Malkin

In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation.

Tags: Lonely, Minds  ✍ Author: John Malkovich

I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and, generally, persons who move their lips when reading.

Tags: Effort, Time  ✍ Author: Vladimir Nabokov

I'm the kind of writer that people think other people are reading.

Tags: Writer  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

I am the kind of writer that people think other people are reading.

Tags: Writer  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

When I see great boxers, it's like reading a wonderful poem.

Tags: Great, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Liam Neeson

I'm constantly reading books on God or the absence of God and atheism.

Tags: Books, God  ✍ Author: Liam Neeson

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