„People don't read any more. It's a sad state of affairs. Reading's the only thing that allows you to use your imagination. When you watch films it's someone else's vision, isn't it?"
[Interview in, 15 October 2005]“
„Isn't that why people keep diaries -- to be read by someone else? Why would they keep them otherwise?“
— Peter Greenaway British film director 1942
„And the second thing fiction does is to build empathy. When you watch TV or see a film, you are looking at things happening to other people. Prose fiction is something you build up from 26 letters and a handful of punctuation marks, and you, and you alone, using your imagination, create a world and people it and look out through other eyes. You get to feel things, visit places and worlds you would never otherwise know. You learn that everyone else out there is a me, as well. You're being someone else, and when you return to your own world, you're going to be slightly changed. Empathy is a tool for building people into groups, for allowing us to function as more than self-obsessed individuals.“
— Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960
„If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.“
— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
— David Sedaris American author 1956
„When you have mastered the numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading a book. You will be reading meanings.“
— Harold Geneen American businessman 1910 - 1997
Managing, Chapter Nine (The Numbers), p. 151.
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
„These people where inciting people to violence. That is not allowed in any country, in any democracy. You don't allow that in the United Kingdom, you don't allow that in the United States, or anywhere in the world.“
— Maumoon Abdul Gayoom Maldivian politician, 3rd president of the Maldives 1937
„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.
— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
— Robert Louis Stevenson Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer 1850 - 1894
Virginibus Puerisque, Ch. 1. http://books.google.com/books?id=Alw-AAAAYAAJ&q=%22You+could+read+Kant+by+yourself+if+you+wanted+but+you+must+share+a+joke+with+some+one%22+else&pg=PA17#v=onepage Cornhill Magazine, (August 1876) http://books.google.com/books?id=VoNHAAAAYAAJ&q=%22You+could+read+Kant+by+yourself+if+you+wanted+but+you+must+share+a+joke+with+some+one+else%22&pg=PA174#v=onepage
„Read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read... if you don't read, you will never be a filmmaker.“
— Werner Herzog German film director, producer, screenwriter, actor and opera director 1942