If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own.
Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It is wholesome and bracing for the mind to have its faculties kept on the stretch.
Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.
Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love for reading
To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
What is reading, but silent conversation.
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all of the miseries of life.
Blogging is best learned by blogging...and by reading other bloggers.
Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them.
One of the amusements of idleness is reading without the fatigue of close attention; and the world therefore swarms with writers whose wish is not to be studied, but to be read.
Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading
Reading a good book can be like being on vacation!
Don't skip your vacations and breaks. Spend your breaks meditating, praying or reading. Don't bring work or your laptop with you on vacation.
I don't love baseball. I don't love most of today's players. I don't love the owners. I do love, however, the baseball that is in the heads of baseball fans. I love the dreams of glory of 10-year-olds, the reminiscences of 70-year-olds. The greatest baseball arena is in our heads, what we bring to the games, to the telecasts, to reading newspaper reports.
What we have are good gray ballplayers, playing a good gray game and reading the good gray Wall Street Journal. They have been brainwashed, dry-cleaned and dehydrated!... Wake up the echoes at the Hall of Fame and you will find that baseball's immortals were a rowdy and raucous group of men who would climb down off their plaques and go rampaging through Cooperstown, taking spoils.... Deplore it if you will, but Grover Cleveland Alexander drunk was a better pitcher than Grover Cleveland Alexander sober
Reading about baseball is a lot more interesting than reading about chess, but you have to wonder: Don't any of these guys ever go fishing?
Though reading and conversation may furnish us with many ideas of men and things, yet it is our own meditation must form our judgment.
A thorough reading and understanding of the Bible is the surest path to atheism
I much prefer working with kids whose life could be completely upended by a reading of a book over a weekend. You give them a book to read - they go home and come back a changed person. And that is so much more interesting and exciting.
[T]here is nothing more distressing or tiresome than a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work.
Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance. That translates into pacing a story, pleasing a reading audience.
When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it.