Reading Quotes

Reading about Queen Victoria has been a passion of mine since, as a child, I came across Laurence Housman's play 'Happy and Glorious,' with its Ernest Shepard illustrations. A. N. Wilson

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When I go to a library and I see the librarian at her desk reading, I'm afraid to interrupt her, even though she sits there specifically so that she may be interrupted, even though being interrupted for reasons like this by people like me is her very job. Aaron Swartz

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I was thrilled to be able to read at three. I just thought everyone loved reading as much as I did. Adora Svitak

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The family's dream was to see me receive a high degree abroad and to return to become a university professor - on the door to my study room, a sign was placed reading 'Dr. Ahmed,' even though I was still far from becoming a doctor. Ahmed Zewail

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Reading was and still is my real joy. Ahmed Zewail

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Television viewing has become for me a completely different experience, because I don't watch shows on a weekly basis. I wait until the DVD or I TiVo everything and wait until the end of a season and watch it all over a weekend. For me that's a really satisfying experience, like reading a book. Alan Ball

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No matter how much time you spend reading books or following your intuition, you're gonna screw it up. Fifty times. You can't do parenting right. Alan Arkin

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I grew up reading genre writers, and to the degree that Eric Ambler and Graham Greene are genre writers, I'm a genre writer. Alan Furst

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The beauty of reading is that it lets you travel in a way you could never know. Alek Wek

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I've been reading scripts where they've been doing a lot of singing now, but within the dark, realistic story line. I would love, love, love, love to do that. But not a musical on Broadway, I don't have that kind of energy or stamina. Alia Shawkat

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Those of us who know the transporting wonder of a reading life know that it little matters where we are when we talk about books or meet authors or bemoan the state of publishing because when we read, we are always inside, sheltered in that interior room, that clean, well-lighted, timeless place that is the written word. Alice McDermott

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Some readers sort of suspect that you have another book that you didn't publish that has even more information in it. I think that readers sort of want to be taught something. They have this idea that there's a takeaway from a novel rather than just the being there, which I think is the great, great pleasure of reading. Alice McDermott

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I got interested in reading very early, because a story was read to me, by Hans Christian Andersen, which was 'The Little Mermaid,' and I don't know if you remember 'The Little Mermaid,' but it's dreadfully sad. The little mermaid falls in love with this prince, but she cannot marry him because she is a mermaid. Alice Munro

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I read all the time, and I'm often struck by something I'm reading. Alice Munro

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Something like reading depends a lot on just having people around you who talk to you and read you books, more than sitting down and, say, doing a reading drill when you're 3 or 4 years old. Alison Gopnik

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I was taught a lot of Bible at home and had a voracious appetite for reading the Bible. Amy Grant

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Most gyms now have TVs. You can prop up reading material on the cardio equipment. Anderson Cooper

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It's not all the time, but you get a sense when you're reading something that it's no longer about boxing or the performance. It's personal. Andre Ward

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I like reading... French, Russian classics - Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Flaubert. I also like Hemingway, Virginia Woolf. Andrea Bocelli

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I'm most impressed by the Russian writers, so I love reading the works of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. Another author who has informed the way I think is the French philosopher, Blaise Pascal. Andrea Bocelli

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I don't enjoy writing newspaper articles any more than people like reading them. I'm a standup comic, not a journalist, although sometimes onstage I will say: 'What else is in the news?' Writing is work, which I'm not comfortable with. Andy Kindler

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Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms. Angela Carter

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Sometimes you're reading something, and you don't know it will be important in your life. You're reading this script, and you start to get involved. It's not an intellectual experience. Annette Bening

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The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it. Anthony Burgess

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I consider myself a perpetual student. You seek and learn every day: from an experiment in the lab, from reading a scientific journal, from taking care of a patient. Because of this, I rarely get bored. Anthony Fauci

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The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade. Anthony Trollope

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My perfect morning is spent drinking coffee, eating porridge and reading the paper at a local cafe. Anton du Beke

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What is for sale, what is not? If we really think that making your apologies to your wife or reading a bedside story to your child are activities that we can pay a stranger to do, then, without moralising, what has happened to us? Arlie Russell Hochschild

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The best way to prepare for a night out with a Shakespearean tragedy is to do a bit of reading up in the afternoon, eat a light supper - perhaps Welsh rarebit - and then arrive early to do some stretching exercises in the foyer before curtain-up. Arthur Smith

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Reading the play at home, however fulfilling, can never be the vivacious experience that Shakespeare intended. Arthur Smith

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