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By reading the characteristic features of any man's castles in the air you can make a shrewd guess as to his underlying desires which are frustrated. (Quote by - John Dewey)

The addictive semiconscious vice of biblioscopy-having to see what the other person is reading, usually on a train peering over shoulders, bending down to. (Quote by - Nigel Andrew)

Night after night, He sat and bleared his eyes with books. (Quote by - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

I am delighted we did it but, at the same time, I can't help but think how close we were to going down. It is sad for Reading and Birmingham - they have all my sympathy tonight. (Quote by - Roy Hodgson)

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)

It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. (Quote by - Elizabeth Hardwick)

If we encountered a man or rare intellect, we should ask him what books he read. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

All I want is a modest place in Mr X's Good Reading, Miss Y's Good Writing, and that new edition of One Thousand Best Bits of Recent Prose. (Quote by - James Agate)

The silent power of books is a great power in the world; and there is a joy in reading them which those alone can know who read them with desire and enthusiasm. Silent, passive, and noiseless though they be, they may yet set in action countless multitudes, and change the order of nations. (Quote by - Henry Giles)

After a while you tend to stop reading the papers because some of the stories about you are so silly. (Quote by - Ben Thatcher)

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

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. (Quote by - Rene Descartes)

In the olden days, the umpire didn't have to take any courses in mind reading. The pitcher told you he was going to throw at you. (Quote by - Leo Durocher)

Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body. As by the one, health is preserved, strengthened, and invigorated: by the other, virtue (which is the health of the mind) is kept alive, cherished, and confirmed. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

I keep reading between the lies. (Quote by - Goodman Ace)

But truths on which depends our main concern, That 'tis our shame and misery not to learn, Shine by the side of every path we tread With such a lustre he that runs may read. (Quote by - William Cowper)

Good stories flow like honey. Bad stories stick in the craw. A bad story? One that cannot be absorbed on the first time of reading. (Quote by - Arthur Christiansen)

This is not about money or anything other than the pleasure of reading for people who want to read it. (Quote by - J K Rowling)

I love to lose myself in other men's minds. When I am not walking, I am reading; I cannot sit and think. Books think for me. (Quote by - Charles Lamb)

Writing is a difficult trade which must be learned slowly by reading great authors; by trying at the outset to imitate them; by daring then to be original; by destroying one's first productions. (Quote by - Andre Maurois)

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern. (Quote by - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton)

You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too much time reading this sort of stuff. (Quote by - Frank Crane)

Acting is just something I always knew I wanted to do. I could read at a very early age and I loved stories, losing myself in stories, novels. Reading a novel was like doing a show. (Quote by - Heather Donahue)

Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere. (Quote by - Mary Schmich)


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