„When I read the several dates of the tombs, of some that died yesterday, and some six hundred years ago, I consider that great day when we shall all of us be contemporaries, and make our appearance together.“
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
Thoughts in Westminster Abbey (1711).
„While some mothers sing lullabies to their children, my mother read me poetry. And to this day, I associate my strongest and most insistent feelings with words lyrically organized on a page.“
— Masiela Lusha Albanian actress, writer, author 1985
On her creative inspiration http://tolucantimes.info/section/inside-this-issue/young-author-makes-her-mark-in-the-world-of-children’s-literature/
— Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950), Dedication: "To Lucy Barfield"
„I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.“
— Spike Milligan British-Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright, soldier and actor 1918 - 2002
Spike Milligan with Jeremy Taylor Live at Cambridge University. Recorded at Cambridge University on December 2, 1973, this was previously released as a double LP, and later re-issued as a 2 CD set. Milligan used variations on the Shakespear line throughout his later life.
„A friend came over to the house
a few days ago and read one of my poems.
He came back today and asked to read the
same poem over again. After he finished
reading it, he said, "It makes me want to write poetry."“
— Richard Brautigan American novelist, poet, and short story writer 1935 - 1984
"Hey! This Is What It's All About"
„Some people like to read their bibles in the Hebrew; some like to read it in the Greek; I like to read it in the Holy Spirit“
— Smith Wigglesworth British evangelist 1859 - 1947
„How does the ordinary person come to the transcendent? For a start, I would say, study poetry. Learn how to read a poem. You need not have the experience to get the message, or at least some indication of the message. It may come gradually. (92)“
— Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor
„In reading some books we occupy ourselves chiefly with the thoughts of the author; in perusing others, exclusively with our own.“
— Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and literary critic 1809 - 1849
„I feel some part of me can wake up and be very existential and the next day wake up and be sort of in love with the universe.“
— Lily Tomlin American actress, comedian, writer, and producer 1939
— Steven Wright American actor and author 1955
— Thornton Wilder American playwright and novelist 1897 - 1975
„Towards the end of 1933 I began to be haunted by an intense longing to return to India, feeling in some strange inexplicable way that there lay my destiny as a painter.“
— Amrita Sher-Gil Hungarian Indian artist 1913 - 1941
In 1933, when she wanted to return to India.