— Jean Fritz American children's writer 1915 - 2017
„Take a book, the poorest one written, but read it with the passion that it is the only book you will read-ultimately you will read everything out of it, that is, as much as there was in yourself, and you could never get more out of reading, even if you read the best of books.“
„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.
— Robert T. Kiyosaki American finance author , investor 1947
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
„If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.“
— Haruki Murakami, livro Norwegian Wood
Norwegian Wood (1987), Norwegian Wood
— Doris Lessing, livro The Golden Notebook
The Golden Notebook (1962), Context: There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag — and never, never reading anything because you feel you ought, or because it is part of a trend or a movement. Remember that the book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty — and vice versa. Don’t read a book out of its right time for you. Introduction (1971)
„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.
„Read Homer once, and you can read no more;
For all books else appear so mean, so poor,
Verse will seem prose; but still persist to read,
And Homer will be all the books you need.“
— John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby English poet and notable Tory politician of the late Stuart period 1648 - 1721
Essay on Poetry (published 1723).
— John Ruskin English writer and art critic 1819 - 1900
— Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976
1960s, Speech (26 June 1965), quoted in Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, Mao: The Unknown Story (2005), p. 507
— Roald Dahl British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter 1916 - 1990
— Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
„In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.“
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated (1894)