„One reads books in order to gain the privilege of living more than one life….“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Garrison Keillor
amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Radiomoderator 1942

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„There is more to be gained by producing more opportunities than by optimizing existing ones.“

—  Kevin Kelly American author and editor 1952

Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995), New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)

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„There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.“

—  Joseph Brodsky Russian and American poet and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate 1940 - 1996


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„The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read a book over I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith Irish physician and writer 1728 - 1774

Quelle: The Citizen of the World, Or, Letters from a Chinese Philosopher, Residing in London, to His Friends in the Country, by Dr. Goldsmith

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„There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.“

—  Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012

Actually a statement by Joseph Brodsky, as quoted in The Balancing Act : Mastering the Competing Demands of Leadership (1996) by Kerry Patterson, p. 437.
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„Knowing how to keep a friend is more important than gaining a new one.“

—  Baltasar Gracián, buch The Art of Worldly Wisdom

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„In a sense, one can never read the book that the author originally wrote, and one can never read the same book twice.“

—  Edmund Wilson American writer, literary and social critic, and noted man of letters 1895 - 1972

The Triple Thinkers (1938) [Oxford University Press, 1948], Preface, p. ix

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„On more than one occasion when reading Epifanio de los Santos, one reads Don Juan Valera.“

—  Epifanio de los Santos Filipino politician 1871 - 1928

As quoted by Menendez Pelayo from Manila Spanish Daily in The Manila Tribune of April 19, 1928.

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„Suggest always put Islamic "scholar" in quotes, to avoid insulting true scholars. True scholars have read more than one book.“

—  Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941

https://twitter.com/RichardDawkins/status/492729120418430976 (25 July 2014)

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