„One reads books in order to gain the privilege of living more than one life. People who don't read are trapped in a mine shaft, even if they think the sun is shining.“

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Garrison Keillor
amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Radiomoderator 1942

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„I think that the online world has actually brought books back. People are reading because they're reading the damn screen. That's more reading than people used to do.“

—  Bill Murray American actor and comedian 1950

Interview with Jessica Lee Jernigan (May 1999) http://jessicaleejernigan.typepad.com/jessica_lee_jernigan/2004/08/archival_interv.html

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„Anyone who thinks one book has all the answers hasn't read enough books.“

—  Brian K. Vaughan American screenwriter, comic book creator 1976

Variante: ... anyone who thinks one book has all the answers hasn't read enough books.
Quelle: Saga, Vol. 6

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„"Classic." A book which people praise and don't read.“

—  Mark Twain, buch Following the Equator

Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar, Ch. XXV
Following the Equator (1897)

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„I ask no one who may read this book to accept my views. I ask him to think for himself.“

—  Henry George American economist 1839 - 1897

Quelle: Social Problems (1883), Ch. 21 : Conclusion
Kontext: I ask no one who may read this book to accept my views. I ask him to think for himself.
Whoever, laying aside prejudice and self-interest, will honestly and carefully make up his own mind as to the causes and the cure of the social evils that are so apparent, does, in that, the most important thing in his power toward their removal. This primary obligation devolves upon us individually, as citizens and as men. Whatever else we may be able to do, this must come first. For "if the blind lead the blind, they both shall fall into the ditch."
Social reform is not to be secured by noise and shouting; by complaints and denunciation; by the formation of parties, or the making of revolutions; but by the awakening of thought and the progress of ideas. Until there be correct thought, there cannot be right action; and when there is correct thought, right action will follow. Power is always in the hands of the masses of men. What oppresses the masses is their own ignorance, their own short-sighted selfishness.

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