„I can read books and news articles about people who have excelled, people who have done extremely well in their chosen field, or made a lot of money, or married well, or what have you. When some people read this stuff, they get inspired, but when I read it, it makes me feel worse. Sometimes I wish I had never learned to read.“

September 18
Quotes from Daily Negations (2007)

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Poet, author, singer, lawyer 1960

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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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„I don’t like to hear people speaking in my work. I like reading it, and I marvel at people who can do it well. And there’s something when you see it done well. It’s just so terrific. But I’m not able to do it.“

—  Jamaica Kincaid Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer 1949

On the lack of dialogue in her works in “An Interview with Jamaica Kincaid” https://believermag.com/an-interview-with-jamaica-kincaid/ in The Believer (2003 Jul 1)

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„I am not well read, but when I do read, I read well.“

—  Kurt Cobain, buch Journals

Quelle: Journals (2002), p. 124

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„I read all these books and I had the feeling that just reading things is not enough. I also wanted to create my own stuff, to create something new.“

—  Caucher Birkar Kurdish mathematician 1978

"An innovator who brings order to an infinitude of equations" Quanta Magazine (2018)

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„It’s hard to be wrongfully accused, but it’s worse when the people looking down on you are clods who have never read a book or traveled more than twenty miles from the place they were born.“

—  Patrick Rothfuss, buch Der Name des Windes

Variante: It’s hard to be wrongfully accused, but it’s worse when the people looking down on you are clods who have never read a book or traveled more than twenty miles from the place they were born.
Quelle: The Name of the Wind (2007), Chapter 8, “Thieves, Heretics, and Whores” (p. 63)

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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
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„I am always trying to 'preserve' things by getting other people to read what I have written, and feel what I felt.“

—  Philip Larkin English poet, novelist, jazz critic and librarian 1922 - 1985

Quelle: Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

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„I read a lot of things about myself that aren't true … I've read that I've been with people I've never met.“

—  Scarlett Johansson American actress, model, and singer 1984

As quoted in "Wilde about the girl" in The Sydney Morning Herald (13 June 2005) http://www.smh.com.au/news/Film/Wilde-about-the-girl/2005/06/12/1118514919678.html
Kontext: I read a lot of things about myself that aren't true … I've read that I've been with people I've never met. It's nice not to have any attachment, but, likewise, it's nice to have a boyfriend. I'm open to that. But it's hard, when you're working constantly, to spend enough time with someone.

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