reading

A Quote by Anthony Burgess on books, possessions, and reading

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: New York Times Book Review

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A Quote by Angela Carter on books, experience, history, novelty, reading, world, and writing

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. . . . You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.

Angela Carter (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Amrom Katz on future, imperfection, novelty, past, reading, and present

Try to find the real tense of the report you are reading: Was it done, is it being done, or is something to be done? Reports are now written in four tenses: past tense, present tense, future tense, and pretense. Watch for novel uses of CONGRAM (CONtractor GRAMmer), defined by the past imperfect, the present insufficient, and the future absolutely perfect.

Amrom Katz

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on body, country, humor, reading, and slang

READING, n. The general body of what one reads. In our country it consists, as a rule, of Indiana novels, short stories in "dialect" and humor in slang.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on character, money, and reading

PALMISTRY, n. The 947th method . . . of obtaining money by false pretences [by] "reading character" in the wrinkles [of] the hand. The pretence is not altogether false. . . for the wrinkles in every hand submitted plainly spell the word "dupe."

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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