Quotes : About the habit of reading

Quotes : About the habit of reading

Quotes : About the habit of reading

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Quotes : About the habit of reading

Hello ! Dear readers, viewers, students & internet fan all over the world ! Warm welcome to this post. Here, I am sharing the thoughts of some great personalities regarding ‘The habit of reading’. Hope, you all will enjoy it reading.

In some quotes, some words in bold indicate some specific idea kept together.

  • My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music and silence — Edith Sitwel ( British poet).
  • Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing — Benjamin Franklin (American polymath and one of the founding fathers of the United States).
  • Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body — Joseph Addison (English essayist, poet, playwright and politician) & Richard Steele(Irish writer, playwright and politician, with Joseph Addison as friend)
  • Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life — Joseph Addison (English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician).
  • I never feel lonely if I have got a book – they are like old friends. Even if you are not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they are part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life. — Emilia Fox ( English actress).
  • The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading — David Bailey (English fashion and portrait photographer).
  • Reading is a conversation. All books talk, but a good book listens as well — Mark Haddon ( English novelist).
  • Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man and writing an exact manFrancis Bacon (English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He served both as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England).
  • Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability. — Francis Bacon (English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He served both as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England ).
  • Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. — Francis Bacon (English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He served both as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England ).
  • It is not true that we have only one life to live. If we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish — I. Hayakawa (a Canadian-born American academic and politician of Japanese ancestry. A professor of English, he served as president of San Francisco State University, and then as U.S. Senator from California from 1977 to 1983).
  • Once you learn to read, you will be forever free — Frederick Douglass (African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman)
  • The greatest gift is a passion for reading — Elizabeth Hardwick (American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer)
  • One superlatively important effect of wide reading is the enlargement of vocabulary (the body of words used in a particular language, शब्दभंडार ), which always accompanies it — P. Lovecraft ( American writer).
  • Your understanding of what you read and hear is, to a very large degree, determined by your vocabulary. So, improve your vocabulary daily. — Zig Ziglar (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • All one needs to do is – read books, magazines, research & internet – and pay attention to the influencers in their lives to discover the myriad (countless or extremely great in number, असंख्य, बेशुमार ) people of strong moral character who have and still are making positive, meaningful contributions and differences in our world. — Zig Ziglar (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • Reading has been the fuel of my motivation : it has changed the direction in which I have travelled, and it has enhanced my creative imagination more than any other activity I have ever pursued. — Zig Ziglar (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • A poet stated it more succinctly when he wrote, “I hear and forget. I see and hear and I remember. However, when I see, hear and do, I understand and succeed.” Interestingly enough, you will discover that when you read this book a second time, you will get more thoughts and more ideas than you did the first time. This is especially true if you read a few minutes every day before you start your day’s activities and just before you go to sleep. — Zig Ziglar (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • I read the paper everyday and the Bible everyday; that way I know what both sides are up to. — Zig Ziglar (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • I read for the ‘ah-ha’s, the information that makes a light bulb go off in my mind. I want to put information in my mind that is going to be the most beneficial to me, my family and my fellow man – financially, morally, spiritually, and emotionally. — Zig Ziglar (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • Don’t just read the easy stuff, you may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it. — Jim Rohn (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • The book you don’t read won’t help. — Jim Rohn (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book. — Jim Rohn (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • It is not what the book costs. It is what it will cost if you don’t read it. — Jim Rohn (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • The difference between where you are today and where you will be five years from now will be found in the quality of books you have read. Jim Rohn (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • Don’t read a book and be a follower. Read a book and be a student. Jim Rohn (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • Reading is what brings us to new knowledge. It opens new doors. It helps us understand mysteries. It lets us hear from successful people. Reading is what takes us down the road in our journey. Jim Rohn (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • Everything you need for a better future and success has already been written. And guess what ? All you have to do is to go to the library. Jim Rohn (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • Those who will not read are no better off than those who can not read. — Jim Rohn (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing — Ralph Waldo Emerson (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read — Mark Twain (American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer ).
  • When you learn to read you will be born again, and you will never be quite so alone again. — Rumer Godden ( English author)
  • To learn to read is to light a fire, every syllable that is spelled out, is a spark — Victor Hugo ( French writer)
  • We read to know we are not alone — CS Lewis (British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. He held academic positions at both Oxford University and Cambridge University)
  • Reading is important. Because, if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything — Tomie dePaola ( American writer).
  • He that loves reading has everything within his reach — Willium Godwin (English journalist, political philosopher and novelist ).
  • To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. — Somerset Maugham (British writer)
  • That is the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet — Jhumpa Lahiri ( American author, born at London & married to Kolkata, India)
  • The beauty of reading is that it lets you travel in a way you could never know — Alek Wek ( Sudanese-British model & designer).
  • Books are mirrors. You only see in them what you already have inside you. — Carlos Ruiz Zafon ( Spanish novelist ).
  • Education begins the gentleman. But reading, good company and reflection must finish him — John Locke ( English philosopher & physician, ‘Father of liberalism’ )
  • Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. — John Locke ( English philosopher & physician, ‘Father of liberalism’ )
  • There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading, the few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves — Will Rogers (a stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator).
  • A man only learns in two ways, one by reading and the other by association with smarter people — Will Rogers (a stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator).
  • My perfect morning is spent drinking coffee, eating porridge and reading paper in a local cafe — Anton du Beke ( British singer & dancer on BBC television).
  • A wild and crazy weekend involves sitting on the front porch, smoking a cigar and reading a book — Robert M Gates (American statesman, scholar, intelligence analyst, and university president who served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011).
  • Who I am, what I am, is the culmination of a lifetime of reading, a lifetime of stories. And there are still so many books to read. I am a ‘work in progress’ — Sarah Addison Allen ( American best-selling author).
  • My ideal summer day was reading on the porch — Harold E Varmus ( American scientist).
  • I cannot live without books. — Thomas Jefferson (an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809).
  • Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead and democracy – which many believes goes hand in hand with it – will be dead as well — Margaret Atwood ( Canadian poet).
  • Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift — Kate DiCamillo ( American writer ).
  • If you read, the world is your oyster (any of a number of bivalve mollusks with rough irregular shells. Several kinds are eaten, especially raw, as a delicacy and may be farmed for food or pearls, सीप, ঝিনুক ). It truly is. Reading makes everything possible — Kate DiCamillo ( American writer ).
  • For me, a holiday is about taking a book and going to a mountain and reading — Sonam Kapoor ( Indian actress).
  • Reading is an exercise in empathy (the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, सहानुभूति, हमदर्दी ), an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while — Malorie Blackman ( British writer).
  • The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries — Rene Descartes ( French philosopher, mathematician & scientist).
  • I have many reasons why I think reading is really important. It provided for me a refuge, especially during difficult times. It provided me with the notion that I could find an ending that was different from what was happening to me at the time — Amy Tan ( Chinese-American writer).
  • Read everyday something no one else is reading, think everyday something no one else is thinking, do everyday something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity (agreement by all people involved; consensus, मतैक्य ) — Christopher Morley (American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet).
  • Physically I am tired at the end of the day and quite glad to be reading in bed by midnight — Bob Geldof (Irish singer-songwriter, author, political activist and occasional actor ).
  • Stories can encourage us and embolden us to face ourselves and to feel. Stories can make us feel less alone. If we are reading a story that moves us, we can feel that emotion that I feel towards my father or mother or girlfriend. So, they can give us late-night company — Tim O’Brien ( American novelist).
  • If one can not enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all — Oscar Wilde ( Irish poet ).
  • If you can’t read, the only thing you can do is enjoy the pictures, not the whole story. Reading is the key to knowledge. Knowledge is the key to understanding. So, read on, young man ! Read on, young lady — Mr.  T. ( American wrestler and actor).
  • I still believe that sitting down and reading a book is the best way to really learn something — Eric Schmidt (American businessman and software engineer. He is known for being the Executive Chairman of Google from 2001 to 2015 and Alphabet Inc. from 2015 to 2017).
  • A reading man and woman is a ready man and woman, but a writing man and woman is exact — Marcus Garvey ( Political leader in America & Jamaica).
  • It is good to know how to read, but it is dangerous to know how to read and not how to interprete what you are reading — Mike Tyson ( legendary American boxer).
  • Education has produced a vast population able to read, but unable to distinguish what is worth reading — M. Trevelian (British historian and academic. He was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1898 to 1903).
  • One half who graduate from college never read another book. — M. Trevelian (British historian and academic. He was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1898 to 1903).
  • A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one. — George R.R. Martin ( American novelist and writer).
  • We read to know we’re not alone.— William Nicholson (British screenwriter, playwright, and novelist who has been nominated twice for an Oscar).
  • Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. — John Green (American author, vlogger, writer, producer, actor, editor, and educator).
  • Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back — John Green (American author, vlogger, writer, producer, actor, editor, and educator).
  • I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. — Jane Austen ( English novelist)
  • Reading – the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay. — William Styron ( American novelist & essayist).
  • Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. ― Gustave Flaubert ( French novelist).
  • You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up — Pat Conroy (American author who wrote several acclaimed novels and memoirs. Two of his novels, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, were made into Oscar-nominated films)
  • Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head — Paul Auster ( American writer).
  • Reading one book is like eating one potato chip — Diane Duane ( American author ).
  • I read a book one day and my whole life was changed — Orhan Pamuk ( Turkish novelist).
  • Today a reader, tomorrow a leader — Margaret Fuller (American journalist, critic, and women’s rights advocate).
  • I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material — Sarah J. Maas ( American author).
  • Reading brings us unknown friends — Honoré de Balzac ( French novelist ).
  • Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you — Louis L’Amour (American novelist ).
  • Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people’s ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach — Roberto Bolaño ( Chilean author ).
  • Reading was a joy, a desperately needed escape — I didn’t read to learn, I was reading to read — Christian Bauman ( German actor).
  • It’s not that I don’t like people. It’s just that when I’m in the company of others – even my nearest and dearest – there always comes a moment when I’d rather be reading a book — Maureen Corrigan ( American journalist, author & literary critic).
  • One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time — Carl Sagan ( American astronomer & author).
  • We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel… is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become — Ursula K. Le Guin ( American novelist).
  • 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 ( English novelist).
  • Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand. — Ezra Pound ( American poet & critic).
  • In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation. — Stéphane Mallarmé ( French poet & critic ).

What the eminent personalities say about reading the Bible : →

  • To read the Bible is of itself a laudable occupation and can scarcely fail of being a useful employment of time. But the habit of reflecting upon what you have read is equally essential as than of reading itself, to give it all the efficacy of which it is susceptible — John Quincy Adams ( 6th President of USA).
  • When you read the Bible, you are reading the Holy Spirit and not history books. When you read history books, you are reading about events, but the Bible is not an event. So, when you are reading the Holy Spirit, you are supposed to be carried along by it — B. Joshua ( Nigerian pastor & evangelist).
  • I am blessed to receive a word from God everyday in receiving the scriptures and reading the scriptures. And God speaks through the Bible — Ted Cruz ( US Senator).

What the eminent personalities say about reading lives of great men : →

  • In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves, — self-discipline with all of them came first — Harry S Truman (American statesman who served as the 33rd President of the United States, taking the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt).
  • I seldom read anything that is not because I want to invest my time wisely in the things that will improve my life. Don’t misunderstand; there is nothing wrong with reading purely for the joy of it. Novels have their place, but biographies of famous men and women contain information that can change lives. — Zig Ziglar (legendary motivational speaker of USA)
  • I seldom read anything that is not of factual nature, because I want to invest my time wisely in the things that will improve my life. Don’t misunderstand, there is nothing wrong with reading, purly for the joy of it. Novels have their place, but biographies of famous men and women contain information that can change lives — Ralph Waldo Emerson (legendary motivational speaker of USA)

 

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