Reading - Quotes


I hope no one reading this book thinks that "The exception proves the rule" means that if you have an exception, it means the rule is true. That`s just bugnutty. I had it explained to me as "The exception tests the rule." Also not true. The exception does not test the rule - it disproves the rule.

Penn Jillette

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin

When you`re reading or skimming argumentative essays, especially by philosophers, here is a quick trick that may save you much time and effort, especially in this age of simple searching by computer: look for "surely" in the document, and check each occurrence. Not always, not even most of the time, but often the word "surely" is as good as a blinking light locating a weak point in the argument.

Daniel Dennett

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book!

Henry David Thoreau

Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading!

Rainer Maria Rilke

If you`re not reading - with your heart as well as your brain - you will be one stupid grown-up. Even worse, you`ll be missing out on one of the best experiences you can possibly have. Nowhere will you meet more interesting people than in books. I`ve met a lot of people, I`ve read a lot of books, and that`s the absolute truth.

James Patterson

You see, one of the best things about reading is that you`ll always have something to think about when you`re not reading.

James Patterson

Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.

Diane Duane

Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.

Mary Ann Shaffer

To teach a child an instrument without first giving him preparatory training and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand.

Zoltán Kodály

There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.

Bertrand Russell

Consider the phenomenon of reading, that most mysterious of acts. It is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another`s skin; another`s voice; another`s soul.

Joyce Carol Oates

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

Joseph Brodsky

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

Joseph Addison

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

Oscar Wilde


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