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There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading manuals without the software.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I keep reading between the lies.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others. Then we might even come to see that it is our veneration for what has already been created, however beautiful and valid it may be, that petrifies us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Surviving and thriving as a professional today demands two new approaches to the written word. First, it requires a new approach to orchestrating information, by skillfully choosing what to read and what to ignore. Second, it requires a new approach to integrating information, by reading faster and with greater comprehension.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated reading deserves to be read at all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The reading public is intellectually adolescent at best, and it is obvious that what is called significant literature will only be sold to this public by exactly the same methods as are used to sell it toothpaste, cathartics and automobiles.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoringMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The mere brute pleasure of reading --the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To see him act is like reading Shakespeare by flashes of lightning.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too much time reading this sort of stuff.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The successful Accelerated Reader is able to read larger than normal blocks or bites of the printed page with each eye stop. He has accepted, without reservation, the philosophy that the most important benefit of reading is the gaining of information, ideas, mental picture and entertainment-not the fretting over words. He has come to the realization that words in and of themselves are for the most part insignificant.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is hardly surprising that children should enthusiastically start their education at an early age with the Absolute Knowledge of computer science; while they are unable to read, for reading demands making judgments at every line. Conversation is almost dead, and soon so too will be those who knew how to speak.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with all the finest men of past centuries.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is creative reading as well as creative writing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of that economy in reading which selects, almost exclusively, the very first order of books. Why, except for some special reason, read an inferior book, at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The words of the Constitution are so unrestricted by their intrinsic meaning or by their history or by tradition or by prior decisions that they leave the individual Justice free, if indeed they do not compel him, to gather meaning not from reading the Constitution but from reading life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The silent influence of books, is a mighty power in the world; and there is a joy in reading them known only to those who read them with desire and enthusiasm. Silent, passive, and noiseless though they be, they yet set in action countless multitudes, and change the order of nations.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Would you approve of your young sons, young daughters -- because girls can read as well as boys -- reading this book? Is it a book that you would have lying around in your own house? Is it a book that you would even wish your wife or your servants to read?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have not placed reading before praying because I regard it more important, but because, in order to pray aright, we must understand what we are praying for.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Learning to read has been reduced to a process of mastering a series of narrow, specific, hierarchical skills. Where armed-forces recruits learn the components of a rifle or the intricacies of close order drill by the numbers, recruits to reading learn its mechanics sound by sound and word by word.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the electronic age, books, words and reading are not likely to remain sufficiently authoritative and central to knowledge to justify literature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A reading machine, always wound up and going, he mastered whatever was not worth the knowing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is a wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost always a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The chief knowledge that a man gets from reading books is the knowledge that very few of them are worth reading.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You will find most books worth reading are worth reading twice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Maxims and aphorisms, let us remember that wisdom is the true salt of literature, and the books that are most nourishing are richly stored with it, and that is the main object to seek in reading books.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Drink nothing with out seeing it; sign nothing without reading it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A book worth reading is worth buying.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Then I though of reading -- the nice and subtle happiness of reading ... this joy not dulled by age, this polite and unpunishable vice, this selfish, serene, lifelong intoxication.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A great book should leave you with many experiences and slightly exhausted at the end. You should live several lives while reading it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When committees gather, each member is necessarily an actor, uncontrollably acting out the part of himself, reading the lines that identify him, asserting his identity. We are designed, coded, it seems, to place the highest priority on being individuals, and we must do this first, at whatever cost, even if it means disability for the group.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book! The book exists for us, perchance, that will explain our miracles and reveal new ones. The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In an extensive reading of recent books by psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, and inspirationalists, I have discovered that they all suffer from one or more of these expression-complexes: italicizing, capitalizing, exclamation-pointing, multiple-interrogating, and itemizing. These are all forms of what the psychos themselves would call, if they faced their condition frankly, Rhetorical-Over-Compensation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I remember reading somewhere about an organization called Procrastinators Anonymous. I think they had been in existence for some years but had never gotten around to having a meeting.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You in the West have a problem. You are unsure when you are being lied to, when you are being tricked. We do not suffer from this; and unlike you, we have acquired the skill of reading between the lines.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We would be a lot safer if the Government would take its money out of science and put it into astrology and the reading of palms. Only in superstition is there hope. If you want to become a friend of civilization, then become an enemy of the truth and a fanatic for harmless balderdash.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whenever I read "Time" or "Newsweek" or such magazines, I wash my hands afterward. But how to wash off the small but odious stain such reading leaves on the mind?More [07/27/2005 12:07:00]
John Beckwith: I'm reading don't-kill-myself books!More [08/03/2005 12:08:00]
Ed Harken: Sweetheart, you and I have had this discussion a million times. There's never been a woman anchor.
Veronica Corningstone: Mr. Harken, this city needs its news. And you are going to deprive them of that because I have breasts? Exquisite breasts? Now, I am gonna goi on, and if you want to try and stop me, bring it on. Because I am good at three things: Fighting, screwing, and reading the news. I've already done one of those today, so what's the other one gonna be? Huh?
Ed Harken: [thinks about it] ... Screwing?More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
John Beckwith: I'm hanging by a thread. I'm reading don't-kill-yourself books.
Jeremy Grey: You said the book wasn't yours.
John Beckwith: It's not mine, but I read a few pages.More [08/29/2005 12:08:00]

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