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Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
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.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer 1916-2007
Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.
American comic actor 1895-1977
From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend on reading it.Source: Life (9 geb. 1962), over Dawn Ginsbergh's Revenge van S.J. Perelman
American statesman 1743-1826
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
German - American physicist 1879-1955
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.
New Zealand-born British Author 1888-1923
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives whith another who shares the same books.
W. C. Fields
American Actor 1879-1946
W. C. Fields, a lifetime agnostic, was discovered reading a Bible on his deathbed. ''I'm looking for a loop-hole,'' he explained.
American cryptographer, computer security professional and writer 1963-
... if anyone thinks they can get an accurate picture of anyplace on the planet by reading news reports, they're sadly mistaken.Source: Schneier, Bruce (2005)
English art critic 1819-1900
A book worth reading is worth buying.
English novelist and screenwriter 1969-
A book you finish reading is not the same book it was before you read it.Source: Number9Dream (2007) 365
German tennis player 1967-
A few years after my first son was born, he wanted to know how we chose his name, so I began reading him the story of Noah's Ark.
English writer 1775-1817
A fondness for reading, properly directed, must be an education in itself.
British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
A gentleman reading a poem that began with Where is that man that never yet did hear
Of fair Penelope, Ulysses' queen? calling his cook, asked if he had ever heard of her, who answering No, demonstrate to him Lo, there the man that never yet did hear
Of fair Penelope, Ulysses' queen.Source: Conversations with William Drummond of Hawthornden
A great book should leave you with many experiences and slightly exhausted at the end. You should live several lives while reading it.
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