— Sherman Alexie, buch The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
„If you don't know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do.“
— Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939
— Martin Heidegger German philosopher 1889 - 1976
„When you read the sacred Scriptures, or any other book, never think how you read, but what you read.“
— John Philip Kemble British actor-manager 1757 - 1823
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 40.
— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
„When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.“
— Clifton Fadiman, Any Number Can Play
"Any Number Can Play," 1957
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox American author and poet 1850 - 1919
from The Poets Song in Poems of Passion 1883 edition
„Once you learn to read the land, I have no fear of what you will do to it, or with it. And I know many pleasant things it will do to you.“
— Aldo Leopold American writer and scientist 1887 - 1948
1940s, "Wherefore Wildlife Ecology?" ; Published in The River of the Mother of God and Other Essays by Aldo Leopold, Susan L. Flader and J. Baird Callicott (eds.) 1991, p. 337.
„If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.“
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Disputed, No known source in Twain's works. The earliest known source is a Usenet post from November 2000 https://groups.google.com/forum/message/raw?msg=israel.francophones/j_b0peHVcJw/YN5cG6Pdk6QJ.
— Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
Posthumous publications, The Collected Works, Context: To understand oneself requires patience, tolerant awareness; the self is a book of many volumes which you cannot read in a day, but when once you begin to read, you must read every word, every sentence, every paragraph for in them are the intimations of the whole. The beginning of it is the ending of it. If you know how to read, supreme wisdom is to be found. "Fifth Talk in The Oak Grove, 11 June 1944" http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/krishnamurti-teachings/view-text.php?tid=173&chid=4529&w=%22To+understand+oneself+requires+patience%22&s=Text, J. Krishnamurti Online, JKO Serial No. 440611, Vol. III, p. 219
„And everyone's reading, you have to read, you can't be on the tube without reading, reading is very important. You get on on the morning and every single person is reading the Metro. Everyone, everyone. [imitates line of people reading newspaper] Why doesn't one person just read it to the carriage?“
— Michael McIntyre British comedian 1976
Live at the Apollo (November 26, 2007)
— Isaac Leib Peretz Yiddish language author and playwright 1852 - 1915
A Gilgul fun a Nign, 1901. Alle Verk, vi. 33.