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A Quote by Thornton Niven Wilder on day, reading, work, and uplifting

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975)

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A Quote by unknown on blessings, complaints, effort, electricity, gratitude, home, mind, newspapers, reading, and water

A newspaper subscriber commented: Since reading that report, I've made a conscious effort to recall my blessings nearly every hour. Instead of dreading the drudgery of cleaning house, I express gratitude for my home. I've found so many things to be grateful for, little things like running water and electricity. A few weeks ago, I complained because my knees ached; now I say how grateful I am that I can walk. I think it's important to express our gratitude out loud. The positive focus on gratitude has pushed out of my mind the negative thoughts that were dragging me down.

unknown

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A Quote by unknown on books, life, and reading

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.

unknown

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on aim, exercise, inspiration, and reading

Today I realize that many recent exercises in "deconstructive reading" read as if inspired by my parody. This is parody's mission: it must never be afraid of going too far. If its aim is true, it simply heralds what others will later produce, unblushing, with impassive and assertive gravity.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: Preface to Misreadings (English translation 1993)

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A Quote by Trent Redman on drinking, evil, and reading

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

Trent Redman

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A Quote by Thomas Hardy on argument, good, history, peace, reading, and war

My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.

Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928)

Source: The Dynasts

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on good, idleness, reading, and writing

Never be entirely idle: but either be reading, or writing, or praying, or meditating, or endeavouring something for the public good.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Source: Imitatio Christi

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A Quote by Susan Landau on curiosity, day, graduation, husbands, ideas, impossibility, jobs, life, reading, research, schools, students, time, wonder, work, and world

There's a touch of the priesthood in the academic world, a sense that a scholar should not be distracted by the mundane tasks of day-to-day living. I used to have great stretches of time to work. Now I have research thoughts while making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Sure it's impossible to write down ideas while reading "curious George" to a two-year-old. On the other hand, as my husband was leaving graduate school for his first job, his thesis advisor told him, "You may wonder how a professor gets any research done when one has to teach, advise students, serve on committees, referee papers, write letters of recommendation, interview prospective faculty. Well, I take long showers."

Susan Landau

Source: Her Own Words: Six Mathematicians Comment on Their Lives and Careers. September 1991

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A Quote by Steven Wright on poetry, reading, and thought

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Steve Steinberg on drinking and reading

Reading USENET is like drinking from a firehose, you'll get very wet but you probably will still be thirsty.

Steve Steinberg

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