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Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork - reading, writing, thinking - can. (Quote by - Helen Gurley Brown)

No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic. (Quote by - Ann Landers)

Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors. (Quote by - Pablo Picasso)

Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere. (Quote by - Jean Rhys)

When a new book is published, read an old one. (Quote by - Samuel Rogers)

I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all. (Quote by - W. Somerset Maugham)

Read much, but not many books. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

We take it for granted we know the whole story - We judge a book by its cover and read what we want between selected lines. (Quote by - Axl Rose)

When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it. (Quote by - Hugh Newell Jacobsen)

If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers. (Quote by - Irvin S. Cobb)

I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it. (Quote by - William Faulkner)

To write is to make oneself the echo of what cannot cease speaking -- and since it cannot, in order to become its echo I have, in a way, to silence it. I bring to this incessant speech the decisiveness, the authority of my own silence. (Quote by - Maurice Blanchot)

I divide all readers into two classes: Those who read to remember and those who read to forget. (Quote by - William Lyon Phelps)

Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases. (Quote by - Evelyn Waugh)

Reading is like permitting a man to talk a long time, and refusing you the right to answer. (Quote by - Ed Howe)

As a writer reading, I came to realize the obvious: the subject of the dream is the dreamer. (Quote by - Toni Morrison)

From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment. (Quote by - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)

Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

Drink nothing without seeing it; sign nothing without reading it. (Quote by - Spanish Proverb)

Do let him read the papers. But not while you accusingly tiptoe around the room, or perch much like a silent bird of prey on the edge of your most uncomfortable chair. (He will read them anyway, and he should read them, so let him choose his own good time. Don't make a big exit. Just go. But kiss him quickly, before you go, otherwise he might think you are angry; he is used to suspecting he is doing something wrong. (Quote by - Marlene Dietrich)

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. (Quote by - Victor Hugo)

Never read a book through merely because you have begun it. (Quote by - John Witherspoon)

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. (Quote by - Harry S Truman)

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story. (Quote by - Ursula K. LeGuin)

The less we know the more we suspect. (Quote by - Josh Billings)


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