„I'd read SF steadily from when I was eleven until I started college. When I started college I said, "I'm not going to read that while I'm here, I'm going to learn poetry and other things of that sort" in fact I wrote a lot of poetry then.“
— Roger Zelazny American speculative fiction writer 1937 - 1995
Phlogiston interview (1995)
Kontext: Well, I decided that as a teenager that I really didn't know enough to describe character well and I was wasting my time. I'd learned as much as I could about story telling techniques and it wasn't a matter of technique any more. It was a matter of substance. As a result I said I was going to wait until I was a lot older and had more experience. So it was that after I got out of college I'd been away from SF for about four years. I'd read SF steadily from when I was eleven until I started college. When I started college I said, "I'm not going to read that while I'm here, I'm going to learn poetry and other things of that sort" in fact I wrote a lot of poetry then.
„I'm not this crazy drunk guy you see on 'SuperGroup'. I like to be mellow sometimes. I like to read a lot, and I'm actually starting to write my first book. I have read so many books and now I'm trying to document this specific tour, because it is fascinating!“
— Sebastian Bach Canadian singer 1968
Chico Enterprise Record http://www.chicoer.com/buzz/ci_4825293 (December 12, 2006)
„[On book reviewing] I will only turn down a book if I know I won't be able to muster enough interest to read the bloody thing. Or if I realize that I despise the author, and that I'm just going to become hysterical in my dispraise. A couple of times in my life I've disobeyed my own rule, and later regretted it. […] It's a delicate business. All too often, if one writes a favorable notice, it's seen as a product of the old-boy network, and if one dispraises a book, it's seen as envy. Nobody seems able to accept that I review books as a book reviewer, not as a competing novelist. When I review, I'm being as honest as I can. And I'm saying to the reading public — the minuscule segment of the reading public that reads reviews — that this is my judgment.“
— John Banville Irish writer 1945
John Banville, The Art of Fiction No. 200 (2009)
— Haruki Murakami, buch 1Q84
— Stephen King American author 1947
Quelle: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
— Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
Quelle: The History of Love
„Every new book I read comes to be a part of that overall and unitary book that is the sum of my readings… if you need little to set the imagination going, I require even less: the promise of reading is enough.“
— Italo Calvino Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels 1923 - 1985
Quelle: If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
— Patricia Briggs American writer 1965
Quelle: Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson
— Alexander McQueen British fashion designer and couturier 1969 - 2010
ABC news Obituary http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=9819925 (Feb 12 2010).
— Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936
Letter to a magazine that had mistakenly published the announcement of his death.
Quoted by: Ashwin Sanghi, 13 STEPS TO BLOODY GOOD LUCK https://books.google.nl/books?id=MYU2BQAAQBAJ&pg=PT94&lpg=PT94&dq=rudyard+kipling+%22read+that+I%27m+dead%22&source=bl&ots=hd9xVJsJRN&sig=9Cd4oIYC1gLU-VufOCjVL3z4YDc&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiKvIKa1qzMAhUBuBoKHbftAo4Q6AEIHzAA#v=onepage&q=rudyard%20kipling%20%22read%20that%20I'm%20dead%22&f=false, westland ltd, 2014
— Roald Dahl, buch Matilda
— Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963
Quelle: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
„Unlike many of my contemporaries, I never write books for my fellow professors to read. I have no interest in the academic audience at all. I'm interested in Joe Doakes. A general audience can read any book I write – and they do.“
— Mortimer J. Adler American philosopher and educator 1902 - 2001
Quelle: F.N. D'Alession. " Philosopher, reformer Mortimer Adler, father of 'Great Books' program, dies at 98 http://lubbockonline.com/stories/062901/upd_075-4286.shtml#.VVHE0_ntmko." at lubbockonline.com, June 29, 2001.
— Wisława Szymborska Polish writer 1923 - 2012
Quelle: Nonrequired Reading
— Alfred Jules Ayer English philosopher 1910 - 1989
A statement he made soon after recovering from his near-death experience, as reported by Dr. Jeremy George, in "Did atheist philosopher see God when he 'died'?" by William Cash, in National Post (3 March 2001) http://gonsalves.org/favorite/atheist.htm.
— Rebecca Wells, buch Little Altars Everywhere
Quelle: Little Altars Everywhere