Reading Habits Quotes

Quotes tagged as "reading-habits" (showing 1-30 of 133)
Charles T. Munger
“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time -- none, zero. You'd be amazed at how much Warren reads--and at how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I'm a book with a couple of legs sticking out.”
Charles T. Munger, Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger

Joseph Campbell
“When you find a writer who really is saying something to you, read everything that writer has written and you will get more education and depth of understanding out of that than reading a scrap here and a scrap there and elsewhere. Then go to people who influenced that writer, or those who were related to him, and your world builds together in an organic way that is really marvelous.”
Joseph Campbell, The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life & Work

Amit Kalantri
“Before this generation lose the wisdom, one advice - read books.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Eudora Welty
“Any room in our house at any time in the day was there to read in or to be read to.”
Eudora Welty

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Self learner; reading.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

C.S. Lewis
“Naturally, since I myself am a writer, I do not wish the ordinary reader to read no modern books. But if he must read only the new or only the old, I would advise him to read the old.”
C.S. Lewis

Roy Peter Clark
“All of us possess a reading vocabulary as big as a lake but draw from a writing vocabulary as small as a pond. The good news is that the acts of searching and gathering always expand the number of usable words.”
Roy Peter Clark, Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

C.S. Lewis
“For I need not remind such an audience as this that the neat sorting out of books into age-groups, so dear to publishers, has only a very sketchy relation with the habits of any real readers. Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us. No reader worth his salt trots along in obedience to a time-table.”
C.S. Lewis, Of This and Other Worlds

Mark Helprin
“Read what you find interesting, and then follow your interests. You'll find that in doing so you always generate enough to illuminate the next step.”
Mark Helprin, Freddy and Fredericka

Alan Bennett
“And it occurred to her that reading was, among other things, a muscle and one that she had seemingly developed. She could read the novel with ease and great pleasure, laughing at remarks, they were hardly jokes, that she had not even noticed before.”
Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

Hope Jahren
“My mother taught me that reading is a kind of work, and that every paragraph merits exertion, and in this way, I learned how to absorb difficult books.”
Hope Jahren, Lab Girl

“He had a talismanic obsession with final pages. At school he would near a book's conclusion, whether it was pulp science fiction or The Return of the Native, with one hand firmly clamped over the ultimate paragraph, in case his eye lit on a single word which might rob the entire story of its point, spoil the answer to the riddle of why he was reading it. When he shared this with Genevieve, she admitted to him that she always started a book by reading its final page, that she still did, but she wasn't sure why.”
Luke Kennard, The Transition

Mervyn Peake
“In great thick dusty books he read
And hardly ever went to bed
Before it was eleven.

- One Day When They Had Settled Down
Mervyn Peake, Complete Nonsense

Eknath Easwaran
“Make wise choices about what you read. Read only what is necessary or worthwhile. And then take the time to read carefully. One book read with concentration and reflected upon is worth a hundred flashed through without any absorption at all.”
Eknath Easwaran, Take Your Time: How to Find Patience, Peace, and Meaning

Will Bly
“The books. Are unhappy.”
Will Bly, Creatures: A Collection of Short Stories

Daniel Pennac
“Il verbo leggere non sopporta l'imperativo.”
Daniel Pennac

“Read! It is as important as breathing until you are breathing.”
Hira Shahid Kazim

Munia Khan
“Reading is the life-saving water for our minds. Drink pure words as much as you need and remain alive!”
Munia Khan

“If a nation reads what is good with a good understanding, it gets a good understanding for a good nation building!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Tim Green
“Reading is weightlifting for the brain”
Tim Green

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The act of reading is a skill that can be cultivated.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“I am thankful to my teachers who taught me how to read.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Trevor Carss
“I want to inspire children to read, write, and draw.
I want to inspire parents to listen to their children.”
Trevor Carss

Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi
“Benefiting from peak times to read
They are the times when the brain is in its full activity and attentiveness. The daily peak times are the best times to read books, and the conscious reader doesn’t waste them, but benefit from them and win them.”
Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi

Bernhard Schlink
“The disadvantage of reading aloud remained the fact that it took longer. But books read aloud also stayed long in my memory.
عيب القراءة بصوتٍ عالٍ أنها تستغرق وقتاً أطول، لكن الكتب المقرؤة بصوتٍ عالٍ أيضًا تظلَّ فترة في ذاكراتي .”
Bernhard Schlink, The Reader

Amit Kalantri
“The more you read, the less you sound foolish when you speak.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Anuradha Bhattacharyya
“School children, who have enjoyed reading a romance or a detective thriller or a novel about terror and conquest, make the invariable mistake of studying literature in the college. They make the mistake of learning theory in place of art; they acquire impediments in their own enjoyment of the books by allowing a set of theories to govern their own reading.”
Anuradha Bhattacharyya, One Word

Athanasius of Alexandria
“It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. If that is too much for you, you should at least read one old one to every three new ones.
-C.S. Lewis in Introduction to Athanasius' "On the Incarnation)”
Athanasius of Alexandria, On the Incarnation

Mikita Brottman
“Es relativamente fácil adquirir el hábito de la lectura; es mucho más difícil llegar a ser un lector exigente y con criterio.”
Mikita Brottman

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