„Sit in a room and read--and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.“
„One of the good things about Larkin is that he still has you firmly by the hand as you cross the finishing-line, whereas reading Auden is like doing a parachute-drop: for a while the view is wonderful, but then you end up on your back in the middle of a ploughed field and in the wrong county.“
— Alan Bennett English actor, author 1934
"Instead of a Present", p. 323 (1982).
„I myself have not met a self-confessed liberal since the late fifties (and even then it was a tacky thing to admit, like coming from the middle class or the Middle West, those two gloomy seedbeds of talent), yet hardly a day passes that I don't read another attack on the "typical liberal" — as it might be announcing a pest of dinosaurs or a plague of unicorns.“
— Wilfrid Sheed English-American novelist and essayist 1930 - 2011
"Spock Mugged" (1973), p. 91
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
„Experts must read the patterns and judge their usefulness as evidence. Under any of numerous pressures, an expert may wish to misread a pattern or even to alter it. Americans had a touching trust in "experts".“
— Dean Koontz American author 1945
Krait musing about fingerprints Chapter 21, p. 147
„The act of writing itself distracts the thoughts, and what is read twice is commonly better remembered than what is transcribed.“
— Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784
No. 74 (September 15, 1759)
— Aneurin Bevan Welsh politician 1897 - 1960
Interview in The Times, 29 March 1960.
„Little Indian, Big City is one of the worst movies ever made. I detested every moronic minute of it... if you, under any circumstances, see Little Indian, Big City, I will never let you read one of my reviews again.“
— Roger Ebert American film critic, author, journalist, and TV presenter 1942 - 2013
Review http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/little-indian-big-city-1996 of Little Indian, Big City (22 March 1996)
„In general, when reading a scholarly critic, one profits more from his quotations than from his comments.“
— W. H. Auden Anglo-American poet 1907 - 1973
"Reading", p. 9
„Sometimes I pick up a magazine and read a piece of film criticism — to the end only if I like it. I don't like those which are too free with praise because their reasons seem wrong and that annoys me. Critics who attack me do so for such contradictory reasons that they confuse me, and I am afraid that if I am influenced by one, I will sin according to the standards of the other.“
— Michelangelo Antonioni Italian film director and screenwriter 1912 - 2007
— Octavio Paz Mexican writer laureated with the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature 1914 - 1998
„My main inspiration is sardonic British TV critics like Charlie Brooker, whose excellent show Screenwipe is fully on Youtube, and I recommend everyone watch it. He used to write for a PC magazine I read fanatically as a child. My own style is a mixture of him, possibly Douglas Adams, and internet writers like Seanbaby, Old Man Murray, or Something Awful. I’m such a rip-off.“
— Ben Croshaw English video game journalist 1983
„We don't get weapons contracts, nigga / We don't get cheap labor for our company, nigga / We ARE cheap labour, nigga / Turn off the news and read, nigga / read...“
— Immortal Technique American rapper and activist 1978
The 4th Branch
„Say, Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet?
But they're so spaced out, Bennie and the Jets.
Oh but they're weird and they're wonderful,
Oh Bennie she's really keen.
She's got electric boots, a mohair suit.
You know I read it in a magazine.
Bennie and the Jets.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Bennie and the Jets