„Fairly large print is a real antidote to stiff reading.“
31 May 1929, in a letter to K.Sisam, Oxford University Press. Printed in Natural Selection, Heredity, and Eugenics, p. 20, ed. J.H.Bennett, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983.
„Already handbills were in circulation; some presenting, in large print, the alternative of justice on the conspirators or ruin to the Republic; others in equally large print urging the observance of the law and the granting of the Appeal. Round these jutting islets of black capitals there were lakes of smaller characters setting forth arguments less necessary to be read: for it was an opinion entertained at that time (in the first flush of triumph at the discovery of printing), that there was no argument more widely convincing than question-begging phrases in large type.“
— George Eliot, buch Romola
Volume III, Chapter XIII
— Johann Gottfried Herder German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic 1744 - 1803
Briefe, das Studium der Theologie betressend (1780-81), Vierundzwanzigster Brief; cited from Bernhard Suphan (ed.) Herders sämmtliche Werke (Berlin: Weidmann, 1877-1913) vol. 10, p. 260. Translation from Samuel Taylor Coleridge Biographia Literaria (London: Rest Fenner, 1817) vol. 1, ch. 11, pp. 233-34.
Kontext: With the greatest possible solicitude avoid authorship. Too early or immoderately employed, it makes the head waste and the heart empty; even were there no other worse consequences. A person, who reads only to print, to all probability reads amiss; and he, who sends away through the pen and the press every thought, the moment it occurs to him, will in a short time have sent all away, and will become a mere journeyman of the printing-office, a compositor.
— Marshall McLuhan, buch The Gutenberg Galaxy
Quelle: The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962), p. 245
— Gore Vidal American writer 1925 - 2012
"Thomas Love Peacock: The Novel of Ideas" (1980)
1980s, The Second American Revolution (1983)
Kontext: It is reasonable to assume that, by and large, what is not read now will not be read, ever. It is also reasonable to assume that practically nothing that is read now will be read later. Finally, it is not too farfetched to imagine a future in which novels are not read at all.
— W. H. Auden Anglo-American poet 1907 - 1973
Reported by Lionel Trilling in "On the Modern Element in Modern Literature", Partisan Review, January-February 1961, p. 15 (reprinted in Trilling's Beyond Culture, 1965): Trilling wrote: "taking the cue of W. H. Auden's remark that a real book reads us, I have been read by Eliot's poems...".
More commonly reported as "a real book is not one that we read but one that reads us". This paraphrase of Trilling's reported quotation first appeared in a review by Robie Macauley of Trilling's Beyond Culture in the New York Times Book Review, 14 November 1965, p. 38: "I must borrow a phrase from Mr. Trilling (who borrows it from W. H. Auden): a real book is not one that we read but one that reads us." The same version, attributed to Auden, appears in Evan Esar, 20,000 Quips & Quotes (1968), p. 87 (with a comma after "we read"). There is no evidence that Auden ever wrote or said this version of the phrase.
Other variations (e.g. "not one that's read" for "not one that we read") seem to be misrecollections of Robie Macaulay's paraphrase.
„When was the last time you read a book? The truth now. And picture books don't count-I mean something with print in it.“
— William Goldman, buch The Princess Bride
Quelle: The Princess Bride
„What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.“
— Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892
Variante: What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
„The author took the only course in cartography available to him in 1937; it must have been fairly typical of the few being offered in America: lectures based largely on personal experiences were supplemented by a relatively few assigned readings, and by Deetz and Adam’s Elements of Map Projection.“
— Arthur H. Robinson American geographer 1915 - 2004
No textbook was used because there was none in English.
Robinson (1970, p. 189) referring to himself in the third person; As cited in: Jake Coolidge (2009) " Arthur H. Robinson: A Look at a Career http://jakecoolidge.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/arthur-h-robinson-a-look-at-a-career/". Oct 15, 2009
„I have come to believe that large print, thick and heavy paper, and wide margins and oversize leading is indicative of the expected intelligence of the reader. … Compare children's books and books on Web Duhsign or other X-in-21-days books. If the reading level of a specification is below college level, chances are the people behind it are morons and the result morose.“
— Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009
Re: "Well, I want to switch over to replace EMACS LISP with Guile." http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/6b361a9c756dc9a1 (Usenet article).
Usenet articles, Miscellaneous
„If you read one book a week, starting at the age of 5, and live to be 80, you will have read a grand total of 3,900 books, a little over one-tenth of 1 percent of the books currently in print.“
— Lewis Buzbee American writer 1957
Quelle: The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History
„Suppose then, that I do read this Bible honestly, fairly, and when I get through I am compelled to say, “The book is not true.”“
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
If this is the honest result, then you are compelled to say, either that God has made no revelation to me, or that the revelation that it is not true, is the revelation made to me, and by which I am bound. If the book and my brain are both the work of the same Infinite God, whose fault is it that the book and the brain do not agree? Either God should have written a book to fit my brain, or should have made my brain to fit his book.
Some Reasons Why (1881)
„If I have not read a book before, it is, to all intents and purposes, new to me, whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.“
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
"On Reading New Books" (1825)
Men and Manners: Sketches and Essays (1852)
„“It’s all in the fine print. You should read it sometime.”
“When I’m gripped by existential boredom,” Khouri said, “I might try it.”“
— Alastair Reynolds, buch Revelation Space
Quelle: Revelation Space (2000), Chapter 2 (p. 51).