„He lies like a book. And he reads a lot of books.“

—  Elfriede Jelinek, buch Wonderful, Wonderful Times

Quelle: Wonderful, Wonderful Times

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österreichische Schriftstellerin 1946

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„She reads a lot of books. Good things, books.“

—  Thorne Smith an American writer of humorous supernatural fantasy fiction 1892 - 1934

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„"He" should be read as "he or she" throughout the book.“

—  Andrew S. Tanenbaum, buch Modern Operating Systems

Modern Operating Systems, 3rd ed., p. 2.

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„No one ever reads a book. He reads himself through books, either to discover or to control himself.“

—  Romain Rolland French author 1866 - 1944

Quelle: Journey Within (1947), Ch. 2 : The Three Revelations
Kontext: No one ever reads a book. He reads himself through books, either to discover or to control himself. And the most objective books are the most deceptive. The greatest book is not the one whose message engraves itself on the brain, as a telegraphic message engraves itself on the ticker-tape, but the one whose vital impact opens up other viewpoints, and from writer to reader spreads the fire that is fed by the various essences, until it becomes a vast conflagration leaping from forest to forest.

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„A man is known by the books he reads.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

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„Why read the crystal when he can read the book?“

—  Aneurin Bevan Welsh politician 1897 - 1960

Hansard, House of Commons, 5th series, vol. 468, col. 319.
Speech in the House of Commons, 29 September 1949.
Kontext: It has been suggested, I think by the hon. Member for East Aberdeenshire (Mr. Boothby) that the most constructive suggestion he could make was to urge an early General Election and a return of a Tory Government in Britain. Why on earth should he want to prophesy what might result from a Tory Government when history has the record for him? Why read the crystal when he can read the book?

„Kerouac had lots of class — stumbling drunk in the end, but read those last books. He never blames anybody else; he always blames himself.“

—  Ken Kesey novelist 1935 - 2001

The Paris Review interview (1994)
Kontext: Kerouac had lots of class — stumbling drunk in the end, but read those last books. He never blames anybody else; he always blames himself. If there is a bad guy, it’s poor old drunk Jack, stumbling around. You never hear him railing at the government or railing at this or that. He likes trains, people, bums, cars. He just paints a wonderful picture of Norman Rockwell’s world. Of course it’s Norman Rockwell on a lot of dope.
Jack London had class. He wasn’t a very good writer, but he had tremendous class. And nobody had more class than Melville. To do what he did in Moby-Dick, to tell a story and to risk putting so much material into it. If you could weigh a book, I don’t know any book that would be more full. It’s more full than War and Peace or The Brothers Karamazov. It has Saint Elmo’s fire, and great whales, and grand arguments between heroes, and secret passions. It risks wandering far, far out into the globe. Melville took on the whole world, saw it all in a vision, and risked everything in prose that sings. You have a sense from the very beginning that Melville had a vision in his mind of what this book was going to look like, and he trusted himself to follow it through all the way.

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„Read a lot, listen well and deeply, and write a lot. […] If you read good books, when you write, good books will come out of you.“

—  Natalie Goldberg, buch Writing Down the Bones

Essay, "Listening". p.59
Writing Down the Bones (1986)

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„Take no heed of her…. She reads a lot of books.“

—  Jasper Fforde, buch Der Fall Jane Eyre

Quelle: The Eyre Affair

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„It was the kind of library
he had only read about in books.“

—  Alan Bennett, buch The Uncommon Reader

Quelle: The Uncommon Reader

„A learned man, Emile Durkheim,
Had much to say concerning crime
And most of what he had to say
Became a book, and so today
The thoughts he had in 1910
Are read by other learned men,
Who then proceed to write a lot
Of books on Durkheim’s life and thought,
And I am sure that someday you
Will write a book or maybe two,
Destined to be widely read,
On what they say that Durkheim said.“

—  Albert K. Cohen American criminologist 1918 - 2014

Albert K. Cohen (1993). " The Social Functions of Crime https://www.asc41.com/Photos/Cohen_Albert_withPoem.html," at asc41.com. First part of poem presented in his Sutherland Address at the 1993 ASC meetings in Phoenix.

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„If you read a lot of books, you're considered well-read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well-viewed.“

—  Lily Tomlin American actress, comedian, writer, and producer 1939

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„I read a lot of books that are, for lack of a better word, cross-cultural.“

—  Julie Taymor American film and theatre director 1952

Academy of Achievement interview (2006)
Kontext: I read a lot of books that are, for lack of a better word, cross-cultural. I find movies and books that take me — transport me to another culture are the things that I'm most interested in, and always have been.

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