„It wasn't until I started reading and found books they wouldn't let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.“


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„I read a book twice as fast as anybody else. First, I read the beginning, and then I read the ending, and then I start in the middle and read toward whatever end I like best.“

—  Gracie Allen American actress and comedienne 1895 - 1964
As quoted in Funny Ladies : The Best Humor from America's Funniest Women (2001) by Bill Adler, p. 51

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„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

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„Reading is exciting. Reading is fun. Reading is cool. There is nothing quite like the thrill of opening a book and being drawn into another world to meet new people and to discover their stories - it’s like making new friends“

—  Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall second wife of Prince Charles 1947
The Duchess of Cornwall to children Reading is cool so please find the time, Camilla tells children The Evening Standard 1 March 2012 http://www.standard.co.uk/news/get-london-reading/reading-is-cool-so-please-find-the-time-camilla-tells-children-7498850.html

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„Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read. I would read them together with you, as many as I can, before I die.“

—  Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess
Context: I recall what you said to me once, that words have the power to change us. Your words have changed me, Tess; they have made me a better man than I would have been otherwise. Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read. I would read them together with you, as many as I can, before I die. p. 539, spoken by Will reference to quote from Clockwork Angel

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„The one good thing about being forced to read The Great Gatsby was that I discovered Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft afterwards because I figured that not everybody from that time frame could have been that incredibly annoying.“

—  Larry Correia American fantasy writer 1977
"Correia on the Classics", Monster Hunter Nation http://monsterhunternation.com/2011/01/12/correia-on-the-classics/, 2010-01-12

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