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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on books, future, reading, and time

Many time the reading of a book has made the future of a man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on books, experience, and reading

I suppose every old scholar has had the experience of reading something in a book which was significant to him, but which he could never find again. Sure he is that he read it there, but no one else ever read it, nor can he find it again, though he buy the book and ransack every page.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on creativity, reading, and writing

There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The American Scholar from Addresses, published as part of Nature; Addresses and Lectures

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A Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller on books, disease, health, mind, nature, reading, and thought

Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating, as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges Nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which make books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

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A Quote by Philip Gilbert Hamerton on art and reading

The art of reading is to skip judiciously.

Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1834 - 1894)

Source: Intellectual Life

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A Quote by Pablo Ruiz Picasso on authors, books, colors, heart, painting, pleasure, and reading

Often while reading a book one feels that the author wouold heave preferred to paint rather than to wirte; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors.

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

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A Quote by Oscar Levant on books, mind, and reading

I have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself.

Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972)

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on audiences, belief, caring, happiness, ideas, life, people, and reading

[It] was written and sold. I knew it was a strong story because I cared about it and believed in it. I had no idea that it would have the effect it had on the audience. While most people ignored it, of course, and continue to live full and happy lives without reading it or anything else by me, there was still a surprisingly large group who responded to the story with some fervency.

Orson Scott Card

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A Quote by Moses Hadas on books, reading, and time

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it.

Moses Hadas (1900 - 1966)

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A Quote by Mortimer Jerome Adler on good, life, and reading

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.

Mortimer Jerome Adler (1902 -)

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