— Barbara Kingsolver American author, poet and essayist 1955
„It might be my favorite book of mine. It was a very exciting time in my life. I was writing that book while I was at college. Sort of like the best of times, the worst of times. There was a lot of elation, there was a lot of despair. It was just a really fun book to write. I loved mimicking all the different voices. The stream of conscious does get a little out of hand. I kind of like that about the book. It's kind of all over the place. It's casual. It's scruffy. That's the one book of mine that I have a very, very soft spot for.“
— Bret Easton Ellis American novelist 1964
On The Rules of Attraction
„I told the Englishman that my alma mater was books, a good library. Every time I catch a plane, I have with me a book that I want to read—and that’s a lot of books these days. If I weren’t out here every day battling the white man, I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity—because you can hardly mention anything I’m not curious about.“
— Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965
Chapter 11, paragraph 59 http://www.uri.edu/library/inscriptions/almamater.html
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965)
— Barry Hines British author 1939 - 2016
On Animal Farm
Barry Hines 1970 interview
— Jane Austen, buch Die Abtei von Northanger
Quelle: Northanger Abbey
„I used to think, if I could realise I'd die
Then I would be a lot nicer
Used to believe in a lot more
Now I just see straight ahead
That's not to say I don't have good times
But as for my days, I spend them waiting…“
— Jenny Lewis American actor, singer-songwriter 1976
"Science vs. Romance"
Song lyrics, Take Offs and Landings (2001)
„You should spend more time reading the Good Book and less reading all those novels. What are you going to tell the Lord on Judgement Day when He asks you why you didn't read your bible? Hmm?"I said. To myself.“
— Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light
Quelle: A Northern Light
— Jane Wagner Playwright, actress 1935
Other material for Lily Tomlin
— Lily Tomlin American actress, comedian, writer, and producer 1939
Contributions of Jane Wagner
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, Lionheart (1978)
„I used to have these very strange situations where I'd be walking down the street and I would imagine people calling out my name. I was as optimistic and as full of hope as anybody could be. And lots of things didn't turn out the way I wanted them to when I was a younger fella, but I didn't lose that thirst to understand what it is that I could do well.“
— Russell Crowe New Zealand-born Australian actor, film producer and musician 1964
GQ Interview (2005)
— Natalie Goldberg, buch Writing Down the Bones
Essay, "Listening". p.59
Writing Down the Bones (1986)
— Samuel Beckett Irish novelist, playwright, and poet 1906 - 1989
The Letters of Samuel Beckett 1929–1940 (2009), p. 362
Kontext: I think the next little bit of excitement is ﬂying. I hope I am not too old to take it up seriously, nor too stupid about machines to qualify as a commercial pilot. I do not feel like spending the rest of my life writing books that no one will read. It is not as though I wanted to write them.
„If I owned half of the buildings in Kampala, I'd probably be god. Reports of my property holdings are quite frankly, grossly exaggerated. I don't own half of Kampala as people suggest, but I own quite a lot. And I've worked very hard for it…“
— Sudhir Ruparelia Ugandan businessman 1956
Interview http://www.ventures-africa.com/2013/04/africas-newest-billionaire-ugandan-tycoon-builds-1-1b-fortune-from-the-ground-up/ with Ventures Africa (2013)
„Mehrling: So you didn’t read at that time the classic banking texts, for example, Bagehot’s Lombard Street?
Volcker: Well I read some of Bagehot, and I read a lot of Hawtrey. I remember I read a lot of Hawtrey.
Mehrling: Currency and Credit? The Art of Central Banking?
Volcker: I don’t remember the names of the books, just being in London. In those days I used to read The Economist and the Financial Times, so I kept up with what was going on in the money markets.“
— Paul Volcker American economist 1927 - 2019
Paul Volcker interviewed by Perry Mehrling (April 18, 2000) in Inside the economist’s mind: conversations with eminent economists (2007) edited by Paul A. Samuelson and William A. Barnett.
„I love reading books. In fact I have so many books at home that my mom has asked me not to purchase anymore. I feel books give a lot of knowledge and allow us to think from different perspectives. My all time favourite books are What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey and The Power of your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy. I like to read from fiction to philosophical all of them. The last book I finished reading was Adultery by Paulo Coelho.“
— Sukirti Kandpal Indian actress 1987
Sukirti Kandpal on #WorldBookDay http://www.tellychakkar.com/tv/features/worldbookday-tv-celebs-and-their-love-reading-150423/
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
As quoted by * Aaron Rupar
“They are dying. That’s true. It is what it is.” Trump’s Axios interview was a disaster.
2020, August 2020