Quotes with read
We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner, after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible.
I wish I were too. I read it a little as a duty, but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars or pestilences, in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all--it is very tiresome.
Northanger Abbey, ch. 14
History real solemn history I cannot be interested in. Can you Yes I am fond of history. I wish I were too. I read it a little as a duty but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings with wars or pestilences in every page the men all so good for nothing and hardly any women at all--it is very tiresome.
Recipe for success: Be polite, prepare yourself for whatever you are asked to do, keep yourself tidy, be cheerful, don’t be envious, be honest with yourself so you will be honest with others, be helpful, interest yourself in your job, don’t pity yourself, be quick to praise, be loyal to your friends, avoid prejudices, be independent, interest yourself in politics, and read the newspapers.
Surely it is more honourable to do great things, than to speak or read great things!...When a Christian has one eye upon his book, the other should be looking up to heaven for a blessing upon what he reads.
The Unsearchable Riches of Christ
Next to doing things that deserve to be written, nothing gets a man more credit, or gives him more pleasure than to write things that deserve to be read.
I too have read all the books and written all I am ever going to.
Letter to a friend shortly before his suicide.
It drives me crazy when your parents try to read your mind. It's even worse when they try to read your mail.
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who read too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live.
Letter to Mademoiselle Leroyer de Chantepie, June 1857.
If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
We have all these new channels and tools to understand the world as it happens, but there’s no reliable algorithm for sorting through the morass. It used to be to read the morning paper on the way to work and read the evening paper on the way home. Now we have to invent a new personal methodology every day. And if we’re waiting for things to settle down and become simple, that’s never going to happen.
Discussing the new and old media in an interview with Maureen Dowd in New York Times article published on April 24, 2013.
I read the book several times, usually it's a book I know very well anyway, but I read it several times and make some notes and make a kind of plan that I think I would want to follow - usually I don't, it breaks down at some point - and then I put the book away and really don't look at it again until I've filled out my own thing. And then I look at it again and see what I have missed. But there is a period when the book and I are two separate entities.
About writing book adoptations.
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs at Stanford University on June 12, 2005
Kids are all computer-savvy. Sit down and write to your parents on the computer. And just say, I have some questions and I'm scared. There's some stuff I don't know and I really need to talk to you about sex. Tear it off and put it on their pillow. They'll read it.
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) by James Boswell
The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.
But they, I am sure, will join us in saying, as we bid farewell to the dust of these martyr-heroes, that wheresoever throughout the civilized world the accounts of this great warfare are read, and down to the latest period of recorded time, in the glorious annals of our common country, there will be no brighter page than that which relates the Battles of Gettysburg.
The Gettysburg Address speech on November 19, 1863. The ending of the speech.
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
Many a wasted life dates its ruin from a lost five minutes. "Too late" can be read between the lines on the tombstone of many a man who has failed. A few minutes often makes all the difference between victory and defeat, success and failure.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves.
If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that’s read by persons who move their lips when they’re reading to themselves.
If the 1st Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch.
"Mr. McNamara, You must never have read a history book. If you'd had, you'd know we weren't pawns of the Chinese or the Russians. McNamara, didn't you know that? Don't you understand that we have been fighting the Chinese for 1000 years? We were fighting for our independence. And we would fight to the last man. And we were determined to do so. And no amount of bombing, no amount of U.S. pressure would ever have stopped us."
The Fog of War. McNamara recalling words of Thach, former Foreign Minister of Vietnam, during their meeting in 1995.
Read every day something no one else is reading. Think every day something no one else is thinking. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.
Everyone should be forced to read history since it is the only study which corrects the contemporary complaint of an undue sense of urgency.
Some guys are just very, very interested in their sport and their predecessors. I know I was a guy like that when I was a young coach. I wanted to know about George Halas, I wanted to know about Jim Lee Howell, guys you don't even know. I wanted to know what they were like. So I read whatever I could get my hands on.
Press conference, Nov. 29, 2006
Evil and the Devil are two different things. The Devil is how humans like to imagine evil, with horns and a tail. Evil is part of our personality. I've never believed in occultism or the Devil, and I'm not at all religious. I'd rather read science books than something about occultism. When it comes to cinema, evil is simply a form of entertainment to me.
I don't read around the web much, because I'm old and busy, and just haven't got time. If I'm on the Internet, I'd rather be looking at porn.
The minute you read something that you can't understand, you can almost be sure it was drawn up by a lawyer.
The minute you read something that you can't understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
Parerga and Paralipomena (1851)
What are lawyers really? To me a lawyer is basically the person that knows the rules of the country. We're all throwing the dice, playing the game, moving our pieces around the board, but if there's a problem, the lawyer is the only person that has actually read the inside of the top of the box.
If you’ve read much on Churchill, you will of course be aware that he may have been the highest functioning alcoholic of the last century.
What a frightening thing is the human, a mass of gauges and dials and registers, and we can read only a few and those perhaps not accurately.
The Winter of Our Discontent (1961)
I fell in love, that is the only expression I can think of, at once, and am still at the mercy of words, though sometimes now, knowing a little of their behaviour very well, I think I can influence them slightly and have even learned to beat them now and then, which they appear to enjoy. I tumbled for words at once. And, when I began to read the nursery rhymes for myself, and, later, to read other verses and ballads, I knew that I had discovered the most important things, to me, that could be ever.
I should say I wanted to write poetry in the beginning because I had fallen in love with words. The first poems I knew were nursery rhymes and before I could read them for myself I had come to love the words of them. The words alone. What the words stood for was of a very secondary importance.
Those who read the symbol do so at their peril.
The Preface To ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’, 1891
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.
A Few Maxims For The A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, 1894