— Bran Ferren American technologist 1953
„Academic education is the act of memorizing things read in books, and things told by college professors who got their education mostly by memorizing things read in books.“
— Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915
„I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old.“
— Stanley Kubrick American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and editor 1928 - 1999
„I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book.“
— Groucho Marx American comedian 1890 - 1977
As quoted in Halliwell’s Filmgoer’s Companion (1984) by Leslie Halliwell
— Julie Taymor American film and theatre director 1952
Context: I read a lot of books that are, for lack of a better word, cross-cultural. I find movies and books that take me — transport me to another culture are the things that I'm most interested in, and always have been.
— Roberto Bolaño, The Savage Detectives
„Books give us the ability to see things from different perspectives. They educate us, entertain us, force us to think upon certain issues. And reading a book or reading, in general, is an excuse for those who are less sociable like me for not socialising much. And guess what, it works most of the times.“
— Gaurav Sharma (author) Author and novelist 1992
„What sense of superiority it gives one to escape reading some book which every one else is reading.“
— Alice James American diarist 1848 - 1892
As quoted in Alice James, Her Brothers — Her Journal (1934).