„I wake up thinking: What am I reading? What will I read next? I'm terrified that I'll run out, that I will read through all I want to, and be forced to learn wildflowers at last, to keep awake.“
— Annie Dillard, libro Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Origine: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
„Reading the newspaper or watching the news in the morning. I don’t like starting my day on a bad note.“
— Shreya Ghoshal Indian playback singer 1984
What ruins my day http://www.hindustantimes.com/brunch/personal-agenda-shreya-ghoshal-singer/story-0Hub2ZaH7Dl0728vxDOfEK.html
„Like O'Rielly, we'll grab the most important word of each sentence… 'The' for example. Also, I'll say, 'I'm angry,' and the graphic will read, 'Colbert angry.“
— Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964
„Magazines today are almost all stupid and moronic to start with. And it makes me furious that I can't find any articles to read anymore. I used to enjoy Forbes and Fortune, but now the pages are completely cluttered with ads.“
— Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012
Playboy interview (1996)
„I'd read SF steadily from when I was eleven until I started college. When I started college I said, "I'm not going to read that while I'm here, I'm going to learn poetry and other things of that sort" in fact I wrote a lot of poetry then.“
— Roger Zelazny American speculative fiction writer 1937 - 1995
Phlogiston interview (1995)
Contesto: Well, I decided that as a teenager that I really didn't know enough to describe character well and I was wasting my time. I'd learned as much as I could about story telling techniques and it wasn't a matter of technique any more. It was a matter of substance. As a result I said I was going to wait until I was a lot older and had more experience. So it was that after I got out of college I'd been away from SF for about four years. I'd read SF steadily from when I was eleven until I started college. When I started college I said, "I'm not going to read that while I'm here, I'm going to learn poetry and other things of that sort" in fact I wrote a lot of poetry then.
— Raymond Carver American short story author and poet 1938 - 1988
„I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn't wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?“
— Franz Kafka author 1883 - 1924
Letter to Oskar Pollak http://www.languagehat.com/archives/001062.php (27 January 1904)
If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it? Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us.
What we need are books that hit us like a most painful misfortune, like the death of someone we loved more than we love ourselves, that make us feel as though we had been banished to the woods, far from any human presence, like a suicide. A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
A book should be an ice-axe to break the frozen sea within us.
A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.
A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.
Origine: Letters to Friends, Family, and Editors
Contesto: I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn't wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?... we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.
— Bill Willingham American comics writer and artist 1956
„I felt something like the man on the resurrection morning who was reading his own tombstone and said either someone is an awful liar or I'm in the wrong hole.“
— Tommy Douglas Scottish-born Canadian politician 1904 - 1986
August 3,1961, NDP Leadership Convention http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFmD3U2s7tI.
„I'm frightened by your behaviour. I woke up this morning and you said good morning and i said good morning, what do you feel like doing today, and you said well i sort of have to do this thing, and i said what thing and you said go to the reading of my father's will, and I said what are you talking about and then you told me that your dad had died. THIS MORNING.“
— Daniel Handler, libro Adverbs
Adverbs (2006), Immediately
„I'm not this crazy drunk guy you see on 'SuperGroup'. I like to be mellow sometimes. I like to read a lot, and I'm actually starting to write my first book. I have read so many books and now I'm trying to document this specific tour, because it is fascinating!“
— Sebastian Bach Canadian singer 1968
Chico Enterprise Record http://www.chicoer.com/buzz/ci_4825293 (December 12, 2006)
— Tom Stoppard British playwright 1937
— Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980
Origine: 1990s and beyond, p. 184
„To many Americans, whose only knowledge of the North Star State is that it is intensely cold and populated by Swedes and Holsteins, it will come as a surprise to wake up one morning in 2004 and read in the newspaper, "Half of U. S. Economy Now in Hands of Minnesota."“
— Garrison Keillor American radio host and writer 1942
"Minnesota's Sensible Plan, TIME (11 September 1995) http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/features/deskofgk/950911_time.shtml
— Northrop Frye Canadian literary critic and literary theorist 1912 - 1991
"Quotes", The Educated Imagination (1963), Talk 4: The Keys To Dreamland
Contesto: Finnegans Wake is not a book to read, but a book to decipher: as Joyce says, it's about a dreamer, but it's addressed to an ideal reader suffering from ideal insomnia.
„And everyone's reading, you have to read, you can't be on the tube without reading, reading is very important. You get on on the morning and every single person is reading the Metro. Everyone, everyone. [imitates line of people reading newspaper] Why doesn't one person just read it to the carriage?“
— Michael McIntyre British comedian 1976
Live at the Apollo (November 26, 2007)
„When Nathan read aloud one of his lines, 'I'm a lying, despicable crook, but I have no choice. I am a Broadway producer,' they all howled. And then they started to throw money at the project. They all wanted to produce the show.“
— Nathan Lane American actor 1956
Susan Stroman, on the casting of Lane in The Producers — reported in Iris Fanger (April 13, 2001) "'Stro' is once again at center stage", Christian Science Monitor, p. 20.
„I read a book twice as fast as anybody else. First, I read the beginning, and then I read the ending, and then I start in the middle and read toward whatever end I like best.“
— Gracie Allen American actress and comedienne 1902 - 1964
As quoted in Funny Ladies : The Best Humor from America's Funniest Women (2001) by Bill Adler, p. 51