“Reading is the creative center of a writer’s life. I take a book with me everywhere I go, and find there are all sorts of opportunities to dip in. The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as in long swallows. Waiting rooms were made for books— of course! But so are theater lobbies before the show, long and boring checkout lines, and everyone’s favorite, the john. You can even read while you’re driving, thanks to the audiobook revolution. Of the books I read each year, anywhere from six to a dozen are on tape.”
~ Stephen King
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Running a marathon is just like reading a good book. After a while you’re just not conscious of the physical act of reading.
~ Frank Shorter
“Reading a novel is just a much more involving and intimate experience than the act of watching a film. I mean, you literally get inside of a novelist’s head, and you invest many hours to do so.”
~ Jay McInerney
“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”
~ John Locke
“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.”
~ Rene Descartes
“Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true.”
~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Jane Austen (2005). “Jane Austen: 8 Books in 1”, p.460, Shoes & Ships & Sealing Wax
That is the joy of reading fiction: when all is said and done, the novel belongs to the reader and his or hers imagination.
~ Alice Hoffman
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ~ Toni Morrison, 88 y/o – Author, Nobel Laureate
Franz Kafka, Writer – Born: July 3, 1883 – Died: June 3, 1924
To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one.
~ Chinese Saying
“Always read with a pen in your hands, not beside you on the table, but actually in your hand, ready, armed … Put a question mark by everything you find suspect. Underline anything you really appreciate. Feel free to write ‘splendid,’ but also, ‘I don’t believe a word of it.’ And even ‘bullshit.'”
~ Tim Parks, Novelist – Born: December 19, 1954
Rene Descartes, Philosopher – B. March 31, 1596 – D. February 11, 1650
Easy reading is damn hard writing. But if it’s right, it’s easy. It’s the other way around, too. If it’s slovenly written, then it’s hard to read. It doesn’t give the reader what the careful writer can give the reader.
“Time is never wasted if you remember to bring along something to read.”
– Thomas Pynchon (2012). “Against the Day”, p.211, Penguin
“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”
– William Faulkner
“We lose ourselves in what we read, only to return to ourselves, transformed and part of a more expansive world.” – Judith Butler
“Reading liberates you. You could know about the world through reading.” ~Paul Theroux
“Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.” ~ Isaac Asimov
Born: August 28, 1913 – Died: December 2, 1995
Canadian novelist, journalist, playwright, professor and critic.
Books are a uniquely portable magic.
There are two motives for reading a book one, that you enjoy it the other, that you can boast about it.
– Bertrand Russell
Laying on the couch
Spending time going
Through the email
Reading the notifications
Of the people I follow
While the TV is watching me
What a charming life I live
“I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.”
– Steven Wright
“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
– Joseph Addison
You see, the interesting thing about books, as opposed, say
to films, is that it’s always just one person encountering
the book, it’s not an audience, it’s one to one.
Reading makes a full man,
meditation a profound mind,
discourse a clear man.
Quote Source: en.proverbia
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
What would you be doing, if wasn’t reading this post?
You’ll never be alone if you’ve got a book.
Feeling a lot better than I did last week, and for the next few days will be posting off and on.
Below, is a few of the books that I like to read.
Monday evening. 6:20 pm.
While reading and going
through the blogs I follow.
While I am doing this,
NCIS on USA is keeping
Just another Sunday
Periods of rain since day break
Did the online crossword
Read some of the news
Watching football on the boob tube
Just another Sunday
You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
– Paul Sweeney
There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
1. You post it.
2. I read it.