„I was kind of solitary. I'd spend a lot of time on my own, reading books. I didn't integrate very well.“

On Life, on his time at school.
Notes from a library bar (2006)

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Philip Ó Ceallaigh
irischer Chefredakteur 1968

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„Oh! I am delighted with the book! I should like to spend my whole life in reading it.“

—  Jane Austen, buch Die Abtei von Northanger

Quelle: Northanger Abbey

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„If you read a lot of books, you're considered well-read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well-viewed.“

—  Lily Tomlin American actress, comedian, writer, and producer 1939

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„I spend a lot of my time looking at blue,
The colour of my room and my mood…“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

Song lyrics, Lionheart (1978)

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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
Writing Down the Bones (1986)

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„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.“

—  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.

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„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)

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„I read a lot. I comprehend extraordinarily well. Probably better than anybody you’ve interviewed in a long time,“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946

As quoted by * Aaron Rupar
2020-08-03
“They are dying. That’s true. It is what it is.” Trump’s Axios interview was a disaster.
VOX
https://www.vox.com/2020/8/4/21354055/trump-axios-interview-jonathan-swan
2020, August 2020

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