— Neal Shusterman, buch Everlost
„When I read a book, I put in all the imagination I can, so that it is almost like writing the book as well as reading it - or rather, it is like living it. It makes reading so much more exciting, but I don't suppose many people try to do it.“
— Dodie Smith, buch I Capture the Castle
Quelle: I Capture the Castle
— Salma Hayek Mexican-American actress and producer 1966
O interview (2003)
Kontext: I wanted to have a voice, and it was okay if I wasn't going to be so famous or so rich. And this the one thing I learned: How do you recognize what's your true dream and what is the dream that you are dreaming for other people to love you? … The difference is very easy to understand. If you enjoy the process, it's your dream. … If you are enduring the process, just desperate for the result, it's somebody else's dream.
— Nora Ephron Film director, author screenwriter 1941 - 2012
„I read Wuthering Heights when I was seven. I stole a copy from the library. We weren’t allowed books in the house because they’re ‘dirty and dusty’. My mum had a shelf of fake leather books which my dad used to hide whisky behind. I used to die of embarrassment every time a visitor tried to pick up a book and realized it was fake.
The library was forbidden so it became exotic and sexy in my imagination. I was dying to get in there and read a book!“
— Carole Morin British writer
Trivial and Profound (2013)
— Helene Hanff, buch 84, Charing Cross Road
Quelle: 84, Charing Cross Road
— Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012
„I told the Englishman that my alma mater was books, a good library. Every time I catch a plane, I have with me a book that I want to read—and that’s a lot of books these days. If I weren’t out here every day battling the white man, I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity—because you can hardly mention anything I’m not curious about.“
— Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965
Chapter 11, paragraph 59 http://www.uri.edu/library/inscriptions/almamater.html
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965)
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
— Anne Rice, buch Merrick
„Mehrling: So you didn’t read at that time the classic banking texts, for example, Bagehot’s Lombard Street?
Volcker: Well I read some of Bagehot, and I read a lot of Hawtrey. I remember I read a lot of Hawtrey.
Mehrling: Currency and Credit? The Art of Central Banking?
Volcker: I don’t remember the names of the books, just being in London. In those days I used to read The Economist and the Financial Times, so I kept up with what was going on in the money markets.“
— Paul Volcker American economist 1927 - 2019
Paul Volcker interviewed by Perry Mehrling (April 18, 2000) in Inside the economist’s mind: conversations with eminent economists (2007) edited by Paul A. Samuelson and William A. Barnett.
— Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862
— D.J. MacHale American television director and producer 1955
Quelle: AME with D.J. MacHale https://www.reddit.com/r/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark/comments/l875no/ame_with_dj_machale/ (January 29, 2021)
— Heinrich Heine German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic 1797 - 1856
— Nicole Hollander Cartoonist 1939
Quelle: Sylvia cartoon strip, p. 97