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"I should have written books instead of reading them." - Alan Lightman

"But everything of value about me is in my books." - V S Naipaul

"Books worth reading are worth re-reading." - Holbrook Jackson

"Today we read books 'extensively,' often without sustained focus, and with rare exceptions we read each book only once. We value quantity of reading over quality of reading. We have no choice, if we want to keep up with the broader culture." - Joshua Foer

"I think instead writers and publishers and readers need to go to the places where people are, and make the argument that there is great value to the quiet, contemplative process of reading a novel, that reading great books carefully offers pleasures and consolations that no iPad app ever can." - John Green

"I alternate between reading cook books and reading diet books." - Mason Cooley

"i really like reading books" - Dale Carnegie

"Because they are inherently social, people find value in reading the same books and watching the same movies that others do." - Anita Elberse

"So there you have it, a lifetime of first smelling the books, they all smell wonderful, reading the books, loving the books, and remembering the books." - Ray Bradbury

"Our hope is that the elementary reading of comics will lead to the joy of reading good books." - Nelson Mandela

"Books worth reading once are worth reading twice; and what is most important of all, the masterpieces of literature are worth reading a thousand times." - John Morley

"Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us." - C S Lewis

"If we value all readers, we must value all reading." - Donalyn Miller

"A lot of the books that I grew up reading were pretty brutal, like the Redwall books." - Ned Vizzini

"I finished all the math books by third grade and most of the reading books. So I was considered disruptive." - Tyrone Hayes

"A lot of the books that I grew up reading were pretty brutal, like the 'Redwall' books." - Ned Vizzini

"I'm not saying don't do the work you got, but instead of this two hours of watching TV at the hotel lobby or this three hours of sitting under the pier and reading comic books or worrying about what you're doing ... what value do you have? Can you read? There are people out there who can't read - go read to them." - Andy Andrews

"I write short stories. They may appear big in size, but when you consider it, they're four or five novels in one. ... In return for picking up one of my books, I'm trying to give them value for their money. ... the goal of writing any book is to create the illusion that what you are reading is reality and you're part of it." - James Clavell

"I know that for every reader who has lost the habit or can't find the time, there are people who've never enjoyed reading and question the value of literature, either as entertainment or education, or believe that a love of books, and of fiction in particular, is sentimental or frivolous." - David Nicholls

"Books of quotations ... afford me one of the most undemanding but satisfying forms of reading pleasure." - P D James

"A lot of my time is spent reading antique or out-of-print books of reference." - John Hodgman

"One of my favorite books [The Stand] of all time. I grew up reading it." - Rob Lowe

"The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries." - Rene Descartes

"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." - Joseph Brodsky

"The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books." - Stanislaw Lec

"Libraries are a consistent and major source of books for free reading." - Stephen D. Krashen

"I learned to write by reading the kind of books I wished I'd written." - Barbara Kingsolver

"I seek in the reading of books, only to please myself, by an honest diversion." - Michel De Montaigne

"Books for general reading always smell bad; the odor of common people hangs around them." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I read so many scripts, that I don't do that much leisurely reading of books." - Morris Chestnut

"I wasn't interested in the kinds of books that I thought I should be reading." - Judy Blume

"I dislike reading business books, although I skim a lot of them." - Brad Feld

"Be careful when reading health books; you may die of a misprint." - Mark Twain

"I am too fond of reading books to care to write them." - Oscar Wilde

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." - Mark Twain

"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." - Ray Bradbury

"The end of reading is not more books but more life." - Holbrook Jackson

"We generally learn languages for the benefit of reading the books written in them" - Thomas Jefferson

"The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"I grew up reading 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Pride and Prejudice' - girly kind of books." - Leighton Meester

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." - Markus Herz

"We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading." - B F Skinner

"I'm constantly reading books on God or the absence of God and atheism." - Liam Neeson

"Accolades and lists may tell us about accomplishments, but life is meant to be experienced, not just accomplished. It's like the difference between reading books for the sake of reading and reading books just to get a good grade." - Lz Granderson

"Beware Those Who Are ALWAYS READING BOOKS" - Charles Bukowski

"You can learn investing by reading books." - Bill Ackman

"Reading books is good, Rereading good books is better." - Lawrence Clark Powell

"Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books." - Mary Ann Shaffer

"It is not the reading of many books which is necessary to make a man wise or good; but well reading of a few." - Richard Baxter

"My reading is extremely eclectic. Lately I've been teaching myself computer graphics, so I'm reading a lot about that. I read books of trivia, of facts." - Jack Prelutsky

"For Borges, the core of reality lay in books; reading books, writing books, talking about books. In a visceral way, he was conscious of continuing a dialogue begun thousands of years before and which he believed would never end." - Alberto Manguel

"The chief knowledge that a man gets from reading books is the knowledge that very few of them are worth reading." - H L Mencken

"My deep religiosity [...] found an abrupt ending at the age of twelve, through the reading of popular scientific books." - Albert Einstein

"The reading of books, what is it but conversing with the wisest men of all ages and all countries." - Isaac Barrow

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

"My main source of reading is scripts, which doesn't leave a whole lot of room for books." - Josh Hutcherson

"In my experience, adults rarely bother reading the reviews of children's books and almost never read the books themselves - particularly if they don't have children." - Meg Rosoff

"I grew up on welfare in the South Bronx; I had a very tough upbringing in that neighborhood. Reading books like The Four Agreements, A Return to Love, and The Power of Now helped me to overcome many internal battles. Had I not worked on myself, put value in myself, I would not have the loving and supportive people that I have right now in my life, including my husband and children" - Andrea Navedo

"I came from a house full of books, so I took reading for granted. I was an outdoorsy little kid, too, so I got the best of both worlds by taking books up trees and reading there." - Tana French

"One of my favorite times was sitting reading quote books, which I did for hours on end ..." - Hillary Clinton

"When you start reading nonfiction books about piracy, you realize that it's actually just a history of desperate people." - Daniel Handler

"For those who are going to learn from books, learning the art of reading would seem to be indispensable." - Robert M Hutchins

"Half the gossip of society would perish if the books that are truly worth reading were but read." - George Dawson (preacher)

"You can't just be reading books all the time and leave the writting of them to others." - Joseph Delaney

"There is such seduction in a library of good books that I cannot resist the temptation to luxuriate in reading." - John Quincy Adams

"I judged about a zillion awards this year so Ive been reading a lot of books that just came out." - Rick Moody

"Reading books everyone died, none became any wise. One who reads the word of Love, only becomes wise." - Kabir

"Reading good books implants good ideas in the mind, develops good aspirations, and leads to the cultivation of good friends." - Mas Oyama

"A lot of books are sold and given away as presents. But who actually reads and enjoy reading?" - John Gimlette

"In your reading, find books to improve your color sense, your sense of shape and size in the world." - Ray Bradbury

"The Chinese have a habit of reading. Many families regard books as the most valuable family asset." - Li Yuanchao

"The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books." - Katherine Mansfield

"Jeff Kinney's 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series and Stephenie Meyer's 'Twilight' books got 49,323,701 kids reading." - Jon Scieszka

"As a father, I understand the importance of the bond that develops through reading picture books with your child." - Anthony Browne

"I judged about a zillion awards this year so I've been reading a lot of books that just came out." - Rick Moody

"Some of my friends are giving me law books. I love reading those. It's like my relaxation." - Charice Pempengco

"My mother lived her life through movies and books - she read everything there was to read. And she read to me every night. I never went to sleep without her reading to me. And she fantasized about the book and she would talk about it, the place, and you would think that after she read the book and after she told you stories about it, that she had actually been there. I learned about story from her, and I learned the value of a great story, and the value of great characters." - Jerry Weintraub

"I believe that kids as well as adults are entitled to books of no socially redeeming value." - R L Stine

"I am stretching out this volume, since those German dogs estimate the value of books by their cubic contents." - Karl Marx

"Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed." - William Temple

"Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they passed." - William Temple

"Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed." - J Paul Getty

"A lot of books, if you take them at face value, they're just not gonna work as films." - Christopher Mcquarrie

"I didn't really enjoy reading until I married my wife and we began reading the Bible out loud to each other every day. I enjoy reading now, and there is a whole world of books out there to explore." - Roger Mcguinn

"One of the maddening ironies of writing books is that it leaves so little time for reading others'. My bedside is piled with books, but it's duty reading: books for book research, books for review. The ones I pine for are off on a shelf downstairs." - Mary Roach

"I have been very interested in the number of kids who have read the Sherlock Holmes books after reading the Mary Russell books. That's great. That's more or less how I rediscovered the Holmes books." - Laurie R King

"I grew up reading comic books. Super hero comic books, Archie comic books, horror comic books, you name it." - Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

"I grew up reading comic books. Super hero comic books, Archie comic books, horror comic books, you name it." - Roberto Aguirresacasa

"Men of the world who value the Way all turn to books. But books are nothing more than words. Words have value; what is of value in words is meaning. Meaning has something it is pursuing, but the thing that it is pursuing cannot be put into words and handed down. The world values words and hands down books but, though the world values them, I do not think them worth valuing. What the world takes to be values is not real value." - Zhuangzi

"Instapaper wouldn't be of as much value if it weren't for these mobile and e-reader devices. They give you a separate physical context for reading." - Marco Arment

"What do teachers and curriculum directors mean by 'value' reading? A look at the practice of most schools suggests that when a school 'values' reading what it really means is that the school intensely focuses on raising state-mandated reading test scores- the kind of reading our students will rarely, if ever, do in adulthood." - Kelly Gallagher

"Writing poetry and reading books causes brain damage." - Pat Conroy

"Life is too short for reading inferior books." - James Bryce

"Books are for reading, not for turning oneself into livestock." - Cassandra Clare

"I spent my life in the library reading books." - Michael Caine

"I always seem to be reading several books at once." - Drew Gilpin Faust

"the more the merrier. so enjoy reading more books" - Francine Pascal

"I grew up reading books about heroic collies." - Cathleen Schine

"I grew up reading 'The Jungle Books' and loving them." - Salman Rushdie

"Sometimes I don't like the books that I'm reading." - Charlie Kaufman

"I'm not really into comfort books. There are too many of those as it is. Just sort of narcotic books, like my grandmother used to read. They have value like Paxil has value, but there's plenty of them in the world already. There's a shortage of confronting, stimulating, exciting books." - Chuck Palahniuk

"You will find most books worth reading are worth reading twice." - John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn

"What is more important than reading books; is reading people's faces." - Anis Mansour

"Like most uneducated Englishwomen, I like reading-I like reading books in the bulk." - Virginia Woolf

"You will find most books worth reading are worth reading twice." - John Morley

"I think I learned a lot from reading in general - even from reading badly written books." - Margaret Haddix

"I'm reading a lot of different books, but I always think I have to switch it up a little bit. It's like food - everything in moderation, same with my books, same with my reading. You read books that are good for you and you learn a lot of stuff, then you read 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' which is like candy." - Shay Mitchell

"The harm that comes to souls from the lack of reading holy books makes me shudder... What power spiritual reading has to lead to a change of course, and to make even worldly people enter into the way of perfection." - Pio of Pietrelcina

"And the process of reading is such a private one. I once came into a room where a friend of mine was reading one of my books, and he clicked his tongue impatiently and shooed me off." - Vikram Seth

"We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement." - B F Skinner

"Young men, especially in America, write to me and ask me to recommend "a course of reading." Distrust a course of reading! People who really care for books read all of them. There is no other course." - Andrew Lang

"Lots of kids, including my son, have trouble making the leap from reading words or a few sentences in picture books to chapter books. Chapters are often long... 10 pages can seem like a lifetime to a young reader. Then reading becomes laborious and serious. That's why some of the chapters in my books are very short." - Rhea Perlman

"My platform has been to reach reluctant readers. And one of the best ways I found to motivate them is to connect them with reading that interests them, to expand the definition of reading to include humor, science fiction/fantasy, nonfiction, graphic novels, wordless books, audio books and comic books." - Jon Scieszka

"There are a few critics overseas, and occasionally a critic will write an astute analysis of the movie. There is value in reading critics that actually have something intelligent to say, but the journalistic community lives in a world of sound bites and literary commerce: selling newspapers, selling books, and they do that simply by trashing things. They don't criticize or analyze them. They simply trash them for the sake of a headline, or to shock people to get them to buy whatever it is they're selling." - George Lucas

"Theres always an anxiety about playing literary characters because one of the great joys of reading books is that you can create your own vision of things." - Stephen Mangan

"Society is a strong solution of books. It draws the virtue out of what is best worth reading, as hot water draws the strength of tea-leaves." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"One of the advantages of reading books is that you get to play with someone else's imaginary friends, at all hours of the night." - Dr. SunWolf

"There's always an anxiety about playing literary characters because one of the great joys of reading books is that you can create your own vision of things." - Stephen Mangan

"The importance and influence of books on me has been cumulative: the result of hearing and reading lots of stories about interesting people and places." - Louise Brown

"I'm reading "Team of Rivals' I'll probably ending up reading a bunch of books about the Civil War. But I think my all-time favorite book about the war is the novel, "The Killer Angels' by Michael Shaara." - Dave Barry

"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." - Philip Stanhope 4th Earl

"I love reading religious authors. Especially in the sort of circle I move in, people tend to be more secular, and I love reading books by just really smart people of religious faith. It's always a really cool perspective." - Mallory Ortberg

"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." - Lord Chesterfield

"Expand the definition of 'reading' to include non-fiction, humor, graphic novels, magazines, action adventure, and, yes, even websites. It's the pleasure of reading that counts; the focus will naturally broaden. A boy won't read shark books forever." - Jon Scieszka

"If all the historic books of the Bible were blotted from the memory of mankind, nothing of value would be lost.." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading." - Jonathan Swift

"For anyone addicted to reading commonplace books . . . finding a good new one is much like enduring a familiar recurrence of malaria, with fever, fits of shaking, strange dreams . . . ." - M F K Fisher

"Reading for me will be a combination of books, magazines, Tumblr, and just kind of the Web in general on the iPad." - David Karp

"It is a writer's greatest pleasure to hear that someone was kept up until the unholy hours of the morning reading one of their books" - Brandon Sanderson

"I read books when I have time. I probably spend a third of the time watching TV, and the rest of it is reading, but I read." - Mark Mendoza

"For anyone addicted to reading commonplace books... finding a good new one is much like enduring a familiar recurrence of malaria, with fever, fits of shaking, strange dreams...." - M F K Fisher

"Reading for me will be a combination of books, magazines, Tumblr and just kind of the Web in general on the iPad." - David Karp

"I have lots of passions - gardens, art, music and reading. I have eclectic taste and read a huge variety of books." - Zoe Wanamaker

"Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books." - John Ruskin

"I have known Farley Mowat all of my life, from reading his books as a child to becoming a close friend of his over the last three decades." - Paul Watson

"I'm always in search of those books where you don't want to stop reading, and 'Me Before You' is at the top of that list." - Lauren Weisberger

"I've been reading a lot of books on history, and watching a lot of educational TV. Wikipedia too, even though it is not reliable." - Vir Das

"I loved to read, still do, and it seemed that the writing was a result of the love of books and reading and libraries." - Adriana Trigiani

"Many people think they cannot have knowledge or understanding of God without reading books. But hearing is better than reading, and seeing is better than hearing. Hearing about Benares is different from reading about it; but seeing Benares is different from either hearing or reading." - Ramakrishna

"My personal view is that reading has to be balanced. Obviously, there's a certain amount of reading that we have to do academically to continue to learn and to grow, but it's got to be balanced with fun and with elective reading. Whether that's comic books or Jane Austen, if it makes you excited about reading, that's what matters." - Emma Walton Hamilton

"I am reading six books at once, the only way of reading; since, as you will agree, one book is only a single unaccompanied note, and to get the full sound, one needs ten others at the same time." - Virginia Woolf

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn't wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?" - Franz Kafka

"If one has to choose between reading the new books and reading the old, one must choose the old: not because they are necessarily better but because they contain precisely those truths of which our own age is neglectful." - C S Lewis

"I am always reading, always, and tons of things at once. I wouldn't say I'm a voracious reader, though. I never finish books that fast, because I'm always reading so many things at once." - Victoria Chang

"When the printing press was developed in the fifteenth century it was said that printed books would make reading and writing the infatuation of people who have no business reading and writing." - James Burke

"I don't see how you can write well if you're not reading well at the same time. I think the only risk is reading too many books of one 'type' in a row." - Julia Glass

"I was always an avid reader of books. My vocabulary, my English are all thanks to that reading habit. Reading keeps me grounded. I came from a very middle class family - poor, in fact." - Madhur Bhandarkar

"In terms of the way people see me, it breaks down into two very clear and distinct groups: those who think they know me from reading the papers and those who really know me by reading my books." - David Icke

"Learning locked in mildewed books is of little use to anyone and therefore of no value unless it can be used." - L Ron Hubbard

"What makes a publishing house great? The easy answer is the consistency with which it produces books of value over a lengthy period of time." - Robert Gottlieb



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