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If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!

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

Rereading we find a new book.

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

The things I want to know are in books, my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.

Do not read as children do to amuse yourself or like the ambitious for the purpose of instruction. No read in order to live.

A good book is an event in my life.

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.

If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV you're not considered well viewed.

Every book is a children's book if the kid can read!

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it.

Groucho Marx

I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on I go to the library and read a good book.

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

Mark Twain

You cannot open a book without learning something.

Read the best books first or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

Maya Angelou

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.

Rene Descartes

The book you don't read won't help.

Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.

Reader suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.

I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy.

You have to be a speedy reader because there’s so so much to read.

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin

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

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.

We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.

Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

C. S. Lewis

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.

No matter how busy you may think you are you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.

If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand before I mix with other people, otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.

The great mass of humanity should never learn to read or write.

David Herbert Lawrence

Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.


The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.

What is reading but silent conversation.

It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.

To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.

Arthur Schopenhauer

How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare, after all, there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!

I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8. to educate America. They couldn't educate America if they started at 6:30.

I have written a book. This will come as quite a shock to some. They didn't think I could read, much less write.

A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude.

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.

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.

I used to take my short stories to girls' homes and read them to them. Can you imagine the reaction, reading a short story to a girl instead of pawing her?

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.

I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get at what it is that makes good writers good. But I made no promises that I would write books a lot of people would like to read.

Carl Sandburg

Sometimes reading a blog, which I do infrequently, I see that generations of Americans have been wilfully crippled and can no longer spell or write a sentence.

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.

The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.

Saint Augustine

Many books require no thought from those who read them and for a very simple reason, they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.

Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Dr. Seuss

I read a lot of obscure books and it is nice to open a book.

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it I get up.

Benjamin Franklin

Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.

Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.


People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to.

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read a book of quotations.

Winston Churchill

Every time there's a revolution it comes from somebody reading a book about revolution. David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing.

It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading.

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading, or do things worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin

Every book is a quotation, and every house is a quotation out of all forests and mines and stone quarries, and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.

This is the sixth book I've written which isn't bad for a guy who's only read two.

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading I must finish by acting.

Henry David Thoreau

To a poet silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects 'This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know' the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives.

Robert A. Heinlein

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.

A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.

Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women, and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man and these lead him constantly into danger.

It is always the unreadable that occurs.

How well he's read to reason against reading!

With all of their benefits, and there are many, one of the things I regret about e-books is that they have taken away the necessity of trawling foreign bookshops, or the shelves of holiday houses, to find something to read. I've come across gems and stinkers that way, and both can be fun.

If you read my books, especially the Star Trek books and the Quest for Tomorrow books, you'll see in them the core theme of the basic humanistic questions that Star Trek asked.

William Shatner

If you know how to read you have a complete education about life, then you know how to vote within a democracy. But if you don't know how to read you don't know how to decide. That's the great thing about our country - we're a democracy of readers and we should keep it that way.

Ray Bradbury

Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.

Gore Vidal

Promiscuity is like never reading past the first page. Monogamy is like reading the same book over and over.

Mason Cooley

When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only but now and then I come across a passage perhaps only a phrase which has a meaning for me and it becomes part of me.

O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book either without the other is naught.

One of Edward's Mistresses was Jane Shore who has had a play written about her, but it is a tragedy and therefore not worth reading.

Jane Austen

My readers - and I get 400 emails for a day - my readers normally they say, well, you understand me, and I answer you do understand me also. We are in the same level.

Read much but not many books.