„I think it was the first novel I’d actually read in my own time, and of my own volition. I’d actually sat down and read a book, and I was 21. Ridiculous. I can’t remember reading anything before.“

On Animal Farm
Barry Hines 1970 interview

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 14. September 2021. Geschichte
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Barry Hines
britischer Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor 1939 - 2016

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

—  Philip Ó Ceallaigh Irish writer 1968

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

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„I think that the online world has actually brought books back. People are reading because they're reading the damn screen. That's more reading than people used to do.“

—  Bill Murray American actor and comedian 1950

Interview with Jessica Lee Jernigan (May 1999) http://jessicaleejernigan.typepad.com/jessica_lee_jernigan/2004/08/archival_interv.html

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„I think it’s relative to the story you’re writing. Some novels are filled with summary and some are filled with scenes. Others are a beautiful, confusing mix, of course. Ultimately, I wanted to write a novel that I’d want to read later.“

—  Jon Pineda American writer 1971

On choosing a story writing method in “7 QUESTIONS WITH JON PINEDA” https://hyphenmagazine.com/blog/2018/06/7-questions-jon-pineda in Hyphen Magazine (2018 Jun 7)

„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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„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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„Back to culture. Yes, actually to culture. You can’t consume much if you sit still and read books.“

—  Aldous Huxley, buch Schöne neue Welt

Variante: You can't consume much if you sit still and read books.
Quelle: Brave New World (1932), Ch. 3<!-- p. 50 -->

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