— Roald Dahl British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter 1916 - 1990
„I was kind of solitary. I'd spend a lot of time on my own, reading books. I didn't integrate very well.“
— Philip Ó Ceallaigh Irish writer 1968
On Life, on his time at school.
— Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair
— Elfriede Jelinek, Wonderful, Wonderful Times
„Mehrling: So you didn’t read at that time the classic banking texts, for example, Bagehot’s Lombard Street?
Volcker: Well I read some of Bagehot, and I read a lot of Hawtrey. I remember I read a lot of Hawtrey.
Mehrling: Currency and Credit? The Art of Central Banking?
Volcker: I don’t remember the names of the books, just being in London. In those days I used to read The Economist and the Financial Times, so I kept up with what was going on in the money markets.“
— Paul Volcker American economist 1927
Paul Volcker interviewed by Perry Mehrling (April 18, 2000) in Inside the economist’s mind: conversations with eminent economists (2007) edited by Paul A. Samuelson and William A. Barnett.
„Read a lot. Expect something big, something exalting or deepening from a book. No book is worth reading that isn't worth re-reading.“
— Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004
— Tom Schulman, Dead Poets Society: The Screenplay
„A reader told me recently, in London, said that 'well, I read that you write the last sentence first, so I always read your last sentence first.' And I said, 'oh, no, you're not supposed to do that.“
— John Irving American novelist and screenwriter 1942
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