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When I am dead, I hope it may be said: "His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.". (Quote by - Hilaire Belloc)

Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn't find anyone to talk to. (Quote by - Alain de Botton)

It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything. (Quote by - Joseph Brodsky)

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. (Quote by - Dame Edith Sitwell)

I've turned down a lot of stuff. I've read several scripts and said "That's not me, I'm not interested in doing that." It's got to be something that inspires me and captures my imagination. I want to be able to say "There's a challenge.". (Quote by - Karl Urban)

Hard writing makes easy reading. (Quote by - Wallace Stegner)

My alma mater was books, a good library - I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity. (Quote by - Malcolm X)

The more I like a book, the more reluctant I am to turn the page. Lovers, even book lovers, tend to cling. No one-night stands or "reads" for them. (Quote by - Anatole Broyard)

It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their contents. (Quote by - William Osler)

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination. (Quote by - Elizabeth Hardwick)

History is not the story of heroes entirely. It is often the story of cruelty and injustice and shortsightedness. There are monsters, there is evil, there is betrayal. That's why people should read Shakespeare and Dickens as well as history ~~ they will find the best, the worst, the height of noble attainment and the depths of depravity. (Quote by - David C. McCullough)

In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. (Quote by - S. I. Hayakawa)

The more I like a book, the more slowly I read. this spontaneous talking back to a book is one of the things that makes reading so valuable. (Quote by - Anatole Broyard)

Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in your reading have been like the blast of triumph out of Shakespeare, Seneca, Moses, John and Paul. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

As sheer casual reading matter, I still find the English dictionary the most interesting book in our language. (Quote by - Albert Jack Nock)

The art of reading between the lines is as old as manipulated information. (Quote by - Serge Schmemann)

If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off. (Quote by - Catherine the Great)

One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

We must form our minds by reading deep rather than wide. (Quote by - Marcus Fabius Quintilian)

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Both read the Bible day and night, But thou read'st black where I read white. (Quote by - William Blake)

Reading history is good for all of us," he says, not surprisingly, perhaps, but his rationale is a fresh, somewhat bracing thought: "If you know history, you know that there is no such thing as a self-made man or self-made woman. We are shaped by people we have never met. Yes, reading history will make you a better citizen and more appreciative of the law, and of freedom, and of how the economy works or doesn't work, but it is also an immense pleasur the way art is, or music is, or poetry is. And it's never stale. (Quote by - David C. McCullough)

We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living. (Quote by - Tryon Edwards)

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. (Quote by - Margaret Fuller)

He does not write at all whose poems no man reads. (Quote by - Marcus Aurelius)

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