— Raymond Chandler Novelist, screenwriter 1888 - 1959
Fonte: Trouble Is My Business
„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, As Crônicas de Nárnia
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950), Dedication: "To Lucy Barfield"
The Chronicles of Narnia (1950–1956)
„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"
The Pill Versus the Springhill Mining Disaster
„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 American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987
Fonte: Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor
„Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.“
— Francis Bacon, livro Essays
„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
The Advocate interview (2005)
„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
Marginalia http://www.easylit.com/poe/comtext/prose/margin.shtml (November 1844)
— Steven Wright American actor and author 1955
I Have A Pony (1985)
— Thornton Wilder American playwright and novelist 1897 - 1975
„those of us who read because we love it more than anything, who feel about bookstores the way some people feel about jewelers…“
— Anna Quindlen journalist, Novelist 1952
Fonte: How Reading Changed My Life
„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.
Sikh Heritage,Amrita Shergil
„If the tide of defamation and abuse shall turn, and my administration come to be praised, future Vice-Presidents who may succeed to the Presidency may feel some slight encouragement to pursue an independent course.“
— John Tyler American politician, 10th President of the United States (in office from 1841 to 1845) 1790 - 1862
Letter to Robert Tyler (12 March 1848).
„Feeling that the world is wrong does not necessarily mean that we have a picture of a utopia to put in its place. Nor does is necessarily mean a romantic, some-day-my-prince-will-come idea that, although things are wrong now, one day we shall come to a true world, a promised land, a happy ending. We need no promise of a happy ending to justify our rejection of a world we feel to be wrong.“
— John Holloway, livro Change the World Without Taking Power
Change the World Without Taking Power (2002)
„That girl will rain destruction down on you and your ship. She is an albatross, Captain.
Way I remember it, albatross was a ship's good luck, 'til some idiot killed it. (to Inara) Yes, I've read a poem. Try not to faint.“
— Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964