Reading - Quotes

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When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.

Henny Youngman

Reading is remembering.

Cat Patrick

We shouldn`t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.

B. F. Skinner

Our present swarms with traces of our past. We are histories of ourselves, narratives. I am not this momentary mass of flesh reclined on the sofa typing the letter a on my laptop; I am my thoughts full of the traces of the phrases that I am writing; I am my mother`s caresses, and the serene kindness with which my father calmly guided me; I am my adolescent travels; I am what my reading has deposited in layers in my mind; I am my loves, my moments of despair, my friendships, what I`ve written, what I`ve heard; the faces engraved on my memory. I am, above all, the one who a minute ago made a cup of tea for himself. The one who a moment ago typed the word "memory" into his computer. The one who just composed the sentence that I am now completing. If all this disappeared, would I still exist? I am this long, ongoing novel. My life consists of it.

Carlo Rovelli

It is always the case, with mathematics, that a little direct experience of thinking over things on your own can provide a much deeper understanding than merely reading about them.

Roger Penrose

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

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