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To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight. (Quote by - Charles de Montesquieu)

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom. (Quote by - Heinrich Heine)

Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard. (Quote by - Daphne Du Maurier)

What we call education and culture is for the most part nothing but the substitution of reading for experience, of literature for life, of the obsolete fictitious for the contemporary real. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything. (Quote by - Stephen Wright)

We read to know we are not alone. (Quote by - C.S. Lewis)

The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him. (Quote by - Robert Benchley)

To read the papers and to listen to the news.. one would think the country is in terrible trouble. You do not get that impression when you travel the back roads and the small towns do care about their country and wish it well. (Quote by - Charles Kuralt)

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. (Quote by - Edgar Allan Poe)

In the finest critics one hears the full cry of the human. They tell one why it matters to read. (Quote by - Harold Bloom)

You can learn more about human nature by reading the Bible than by living in New York. (Quote by - William Lyon Phelps)

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

Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread. (Quote by - Francois Muriac)

If the book is good, is about something that you know, and is truly written, and reading it over you see that this is so, you can let the boys yip and the noise will have that pleasant sound coyotes make on a very cold night when they are out in the snow and you are in your own cabin that you have built or paid for with your work. (Quote by - Ernest Hemingway)

To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June. (Quote by - Jean-Paul Sartre)

Tis the good reader that makes the good book. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

I can't believe it! Reading and writing actually paid off!. (Quote by - Dan Castellaneta)

Reading isn't good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs. So I gave up reading. (Quote by - Babe Ruth)

I remember when I was in college, people told me I couldn't play in the NBA. There's always somebody saying you can't do it, and those people have to be ignored. (Quote by - Bill Cartwright)

Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours. (Quote by - Cesar Chavez)

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. (Quote by - John Andrew Holmes)

The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one. (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)

There's one good kind of writer -- a dead one. (Quote by - James T. Farrell)

W. C. Fields, a lifetime agnostic, was discovered reading a Bible on his deathbed. ''I'm looking for a loop-hole',' he explained. (Quote by - W. C. Fields)

In America only the successful writer is important, in France all writers are important, in England no writer is important, and in Australia you have to explain what a writer is. (Quote by - Geoffrey Cottrell)


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