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No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. (Quote by - Mary Wortley Montagu)

When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself. (Quote by - Isaac Asimov)

He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men. (Quote by - John Aubrey)

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it's a really stupid thing to want to do. (Quote by - Elvis Costello)

Wear the old coat and buy the new book. (Quote by - Austin Phelps)

In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay. (Quote by - Charles Edwin Carruthers)

I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums. (Quote by - Christina Aguilera)

I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot. (Quote by - J. D. Salinger)

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me. (Quote by - Charles Darwin)

I thought I'd begin by reading a sonnet by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine. (Quote by - Spike Milligan)

One of the pleasures of reading old letters is the knowledge that they need no answer. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

Tis the good reader that makes the good book; a good head cannot read amiss: in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakeably meant for his ear. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Some on commission, some for the love of learning, some because they have nothing better to do or because they hope these walls of books will deaden the drumming of the demon in their ears. (Quote by - Louis Macneice)

Reading, like writing, is a creative act. If readers only bring a narrow range of themselves to the book, then they'll only see their narrow range reflected in it. (Quote by - Ben Okri)

You should never try and teach a pig to read for two reasons. First, it's impossible; and secondly, it annoys the hell out of the pig!. (Quote by - Will Rogers)

I've never know any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage. (Quote by - Arthur Schopenhauer)

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. (Quote by - Ray Bradbury)

How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin. (Quote by - Ronald Reagan)

Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing. (Quote by - Harold Clurman)

There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing. (Quote by - Clarence Day)

I regularly read Internet user groups filled with messages from people trying to solve software incompatibility problems that, in terms of complexity, make the U.S. Tax Code look like Dr. Seuss. (Quote by - Dave Barry)

I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke in me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive. (Quote by - Malcolm X)

The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it. (Quote by - Elizabeth Drew)

Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more. (Quote by - Elizabeth Hardwick)


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