„The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.“

—  Harper Lee

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—  Theodore Parker abolitionist 1810 - 1860

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„When you read the sacred Scriptures, or any other book, never think how you read, but what you read.“

—  John Philip Kemble British actor-manager 1757 - 1823

Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 40.

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„Anyone who thinks one book has all the answers hasn't read enough books.“

—  Brian K. Vaughan American screenwriter, comic book creator 1976

Variante: ... anyone who thinks one book has all the answers hasn't read enough books.
Origine: Saga, Vol. 6

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„I think that people need two kinds of fulfillment — one in which you give and one in which you hold back.“

—  Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964

"Joss Whedon on life, love, and leaving 'Buffy' behind", Stanford Daily (16 May 2003) http://daily.stanford.edu/article/2003/5/16/jossWhedonOnLifeLoveAndLeavingBuffyBehind
Contesto: I think that people need two kinds of fulfillment — one in which you give and one in which you hold back. Part of fulfillment is need, is longing, is being unfulfilled, that’s the nature of tragedy and a lot of drama. Very often, what the fans want, they get. But very often, what they want, they can’t quite have, because we want them to feel the way our characters felt...

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„I ask no one who may read this book to accept my views. I ask him to think for himself.“

—  Henry George American economist 1839 - 1897

Origine: Social Problems (1883), Ch. 21 : Conclusion
Contesto: I ask no one who may read this book to accept my views. I ask him to think for himself.
Whoever, laying aside prejudice and self-interest, will honestly and carefully make up his own mind as to the causes and the cure of the social evils that are so apparent, does, in that, the most important thing in his power toward their removal. This primary obligation devolves upon us individually, as citizens and as men. Whatever else we may be able to do, this must come first. For "if the blind lead the blind, they both shall fall into the ditch."
Social reform is not to be secured by noise and shouting; by complaints and denunciation; by the formation of parties, or the making of revolutions; but by the awakening of thought and the progress of ideas. Until there be correct thought, there cannot be right action; and when there is correct thought, right action will follow. Power is always in the hands of the masses of men. What oppresses the masses is their own ignorance, their own short-sighted selfishness.

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„If you want to read a perfect book there is only one way: write it.“

—  Ambrose Bierce American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist 1842 - 1914

Origine: Epigrams, p. 353

„A book is less important for what it says than for what it makes you think.“

—  Louis L'Amour Novelist, short story writer 1908 - 1988

Origine: Education of a Wandering Man

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