Reading Quotes

After reading all that has been written, and after thinking all that can be thought, on the topics of God and the soul, the man who has a right to say that he thinks at all, will find himself face to face with the conclusion that, on these topics, the most profound thought is that which can be the least easily distinguished from the most superficial sentiment.

Edgar Allan Poe

In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves...self-discipline with all of them came first.

Harry S Truman

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.

Mary Worley Montagu

Reading is a lot like physical exercise. Reading is a workout for the brain.

Steve Pavlina

Many time the reading of a book has made the future of a man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Malcolm X

Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.

Elizabeth Hardwick

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot...reading is the creative center of a writer's life...you cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.

Stephen King

There is nothing that strengthens a nation like reading of a nation's own history, whether that history is recorded in books or embodied in customs, institutions and monuments

Joseph Anderson

You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.

Jim Rohn

A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.

William Styron

Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

G.M. Trevelyan

Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

G. M. Trevelyan

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.

William Styron

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

Mark Twain

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.

Henry David Thoreau

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.

Henny Youngman

Reading any collection of a man's quotations is like eating the ingredients that go into a stew instead of cooking them together in the pot. You eat all the carrots, then all the potatoes, then the meat. You won't go away hungry, but it's not quite satisfying. Only a biography, or autobiography, gives you the hot meal.

Christopher Buckley

My job is about the most fun thing I do, but I have a broad set of interests, going places, reading things, doing things.

Bill Gates

Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others. Then we might even come to see that it is our veneration for what has already been created, however beautiful and valid it may be, that petrifies us.

Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud

In general, when reading a scholarly critic, one profits more from his quotations than from his comments.

Wystan Hugh Auden

He was a learned man, of immense reading, but is much blamed for his unfaithfull quotations.

John Aubrey

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

John Aubrey

And the crazy part of it was even if you were clever, even if you spent your adolescence reading John Donne and Shaw, even if you studied history or zoology or physics and hoped to spend your life pursuing some difficult and challenging career, you still had a mind full of all the soupy longings that every high-school girl was awash in... underneath it, all you longed to be was annihilated by love, to be swept off your feet, to be filled up by a giant prick spouting sperm, soapsuds, silk and satins and, of course, money.

Erica Jong

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