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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.
  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost
    American poet 1874-1963
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    No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
  • Amos Bronson Alcott
    Amos Bronson Alcott
    American educator and social reformer 1799-1888
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    One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any other exercise which the customs of the day esteem. It requires a training such as the athletes underwent, the steady intention almost of the whole life to this object.
  • Friedrich Schlegel
    Friedrich Schlegel
    German philosopher, criticus, writer 1772-1829
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    A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins
    American poet 1941-
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    A lot of my poems either have historical sequences or other kinds of chronological grids where I'm locating myself in time. I like to feel oriented, and I like to orient the reader at the beginning of a poem.
  • Dean Acheson
    Dean Acheson
    American statesman and lawyer. 1893-1971
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    A memorandum is not written to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.
  • Arthur Koestler
    Arthur Koestler
    Hungarian Born British Writer 1905-1983
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    A writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary readers for ten readers in ten years' time and for one reader in a hundred years' time.
  • Nicolas Chamfort
    Nicolas Chamfort
    French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
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    An author is often obscure to the reader because they proceed from the thought to expression than like the reader from the expression to the thought.
  • Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
    Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
    American journalist 1951-
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    Anybody who claims to read the entire paper every day is either the world's fastest reader or the world's biggest liar.
  • Anatole Broyard
    Anatole Broyard
    American writer, literary critic, and editor
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    Aphorisms are bad for novels. They stick in the reader's teeth.
  • Willa Cather
    Willa Cather
    American author 1876-1947
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    Art, it seems to me, should simplify finding what conventions of form and what detail one can do without and yet preserve the spirit of the whole - so that all that one has suppressed and cut away is there to the reader's consciousness as much as if it were in type on the page.
  • Avi Arad
    Avi Arad
    Israeli-American businessman 1948-
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    At the same time, as you know, unless you are a comic book reader, Daredevil is not a known thing.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Authors have established it as a kind of rule, that a man ought to be dull sometimes; as the most severe reader makes allowances for many rests and nodding-places in a voluminous writer.
  • Augusten Burroughs
    Augusten Burroughs
    American writer 1965-
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    Before I'm a writer, I'm definitely a reader and when I read memoir, I really want it to be true.
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