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A Quote by Syd Barrett on reading, childhood, and stories

You only have to read the lines of scribbly black and everything shines.

Syd Barrett

Source: Syd Barrett, "Matilda Mother"

Contributed by: Kaleidoscope Eyes

A Quote by Stephen King on the john, reading, books, and waiting

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.

Stephen King (1947 -)

Source: On Writing, Pages: 149

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by René Descartes on authors, books, conversation, good, men, past, reading, and study

The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts.

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Woody Allen on peace, reading, and war

I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.

Woody Allen (1935 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Walker on learning, reading, and speech

When reading a speech - Learn to read slow: all other graces Will follow in their proper places.

William Walker (1623 - l684)

Source: The Art of Reading

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Styron on books, life, and reading

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.

William Styron

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on habits, life, and reading

To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on books, happiness, life, reading, thinking, and writing

So I have loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays, hearing, thinking, writing on what pleased me best. I have wanted only one thing to make me happy, but wanting that have wanted everything.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

Source: Winterslow. My First Acquaintance with Poets

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Wilfred A. Peterson on adventure, art, belief, books, courage, curiosity, day, death, dreams, exploring, faith, friendship, heart, ideas, life, men, problems, reading, support, theory, and thinking

A man practices the art of adventure when he heroically faces up to life; When he has the daring to open doors to new experiences and to step boldly forth to explore strange horizons. When he is unafraid of new ideas, new theories and new philosophies. When he has the curiosity to experiment--to test and try new ways of living and thinking. When he has the flexibility to adjust and adapt himself to the changing patterns of life. When he refuses to seek safe places and easy tasks and has, instead, the courage to wrestle with the toughest problems. When he has the moral stamina to be steadfast in the support of those men in whom he has faith and those causes in which he believes. When he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints. When he has the nerve to move out of life's shallows and venture forth into the deep. When he keeps his heart young, his expectations high and never allows his dreams to die. When he concludes that a rut is only another name for the grave and that the only way to stay out of the ruts is by living adventurously and staying vitally alive every day of his life.

Wilfred A. Peterson

Source: The art of living, Albert W. Daw Collection

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on reading and work

One feels like crawling on all fours after reading your work.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Letter to Rousseau

Contributed by: Zaady

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