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Why Read quotes by Kim Stanley Robinson
#1. Why read on? Why pick up their book from the far wall where it has been thrown away in disgust and pain, and read on? Why submit to such cruelty, such bad karma, such bad plotting? The reason is simple: these things happened. #Quote by Kim Stanley Robinson
Why Read quotes by Franz Kafka
#2. I believe that we should only read those books that bite and sting us. If a book does not rouse us with a blow then why read it? #Quote by Franz Kafka
Why Read quotes by Harold Bloom
#3. How to read "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"? Why, very quickly, to begin with, and perhaps also to make an end. Why read it? Presumably, if you cannot be persuaded to read anything better, Rowling will have to do. #Quote by Harold Bloom
Why Read quotes by Carew Papritz
#4. Why read? Because books are precious guides to our humanity - civilization's backbone - that tenuous ridgeline that allows us to climb above the jungle and see what the horizon has to offer. Thus they represent the yearning to go beyond, to explore. Yet they are also human-sized. And made of paper and ink, and thus they come from the earth. Their physicality is what makes them immensely human. And they contain the flesh-and-bone thoughts of one person capturing one blink of time, now made immortal in the bound pages carried by your own hands and touched by your own eyes. How can such fragile and thin paper and spidery veins of ink be our most precious treasure, binding together the entire hope and legacy and language of a civilization - of our existence. We touch the book and turn the page, and thus we are bound to our destiny. #Quote by Carew Papritz
Why Read quotes by George R R Martin
#5. But my philosophy is that plot advancement is not what the experience of reading fiction is about. If all we care about is advancing the plot, why read novels? We can just read Cliffs Notes. #Quote by George R R Martin
Why Read quotes by George Gordon Byron
#6. But 'why then publish?' There are no rewards
Of fame or profit when the world grows weary.
I ask in turn why do you play at cards?
Why drink? Why read? To make some hour less dreary.
It occupies me to turn back regards
On what I've seen or pondered, sad or cheery,
And what I write I cast upon the stream
To swim or sink. I have had at least my dream. #Quote by George Gordon Byron
Why Read quotes by Alan Bennett
#7. The appeal of reading, she thought, lay in its indifference: there was something undeferring about literature. Books did not care who was reading them or whether one read them or not. All readers were equal, herself included. Literature, she thought, is a commonwealth; letters a republic. #Quote by Alan Bennett
Why Read quotes by Elizabeth Wurtzel
#8. Why do anything
why wash my hair, why read Moby Dick, why fall in love, why sit through six hours of Nicholas Nickleby, why care about American intervention in Central America, why spend time trying to get into the right schools, why dance to the music when all of us are just slouching toward the same inevitable conclusion? The shortness of life, I keep saying, makes everything seem pointless when I think about the longness of death. #Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Why Read quotes by Steven Magee
#9. Why read the current generation of text books when you have the ability to research and write the next generation of text books. #Quote by Steven Magee
Why Read quotes by Hugh Nibley
#10. Why read the Book of Mormon? Because angels do not come on trivial errands. #Quote by Hugh Nibley
Why Read quotes by Patricia Wentworth
#11. I used to do miserably in English literature, which I thought was a sign of moral turpitude. As I look back on it, I think it was rather to my credit. The notion of actually putting writers' words into other words is quite ridiculous because why bother if writers mean what they mean, and if they don't, why read them? There is, I suppose, a case for studying literary works in depth, but I don't quite know what 'in depth' means unless you read a paragraph over and over again. #Quote by Patricia Wentworth
Why Read quotes by LHandLG
#12. Why read fiction when real life can be just as interesting? #Quote by LHandLG
Why Read quotes by Nayvadius Cash
#13. I don't read blogs. I'm living the life they're writing about. So why read about it? #Quote by Nayvadius Cash
Why Read quotes by James V. Schall
#14. Why read? Because we are given more than we are. #Quote by James V. Schall
Why Read quotes by Jon Spoelstra
#15. I don't give any book a big chance. If it isn't interesting from the get-go, I let go. Sure I paid for the book, but I don't have to pay more in my time to read a book that bores me. If I don't enjoy reading it, why read it? For my original investment in the book? That's silly. #Quote by Jon Spoelstra
Why Read quotes by George R R Martin
#16. And if I'm guilty of having gratuitous sex, then I'm also guilty of having gratuitous violence, and gratuitous feasting, and gratuitous description of clothes, and gratuitous heraldry, because very little of this is necessary to advance the plot. But my philosophy is that plot advancement is not what the experience of reading fiction is about. If all we care about is advancing the plot, why read novels? We can just read Cliffs Notes.
A novel for me is an immersive experience where I feel as if I have lived it and that I've tasted the food and experienced the sex and experienced the terror of battle. So I want all of the detail, all of the sensory things - whether it's a good experience, or a bad experience, I want to put the reader through it. To that mind, detail is necessary, showing not telling is necessary, and nothing is gratuitous. #Quote by George R R Martin
Why Read quotes by Aleksandar Hemon
#17. I've read books in school that were written by ideological rote - they were brainwashers. Therefore, any art, any literature, that has a clearly defined political goal is repellent to me. #Quote by Aleksandar Hemon
Why Read quotes by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
#18. I have been pitiless in my criticism of the economists: for them I confess that, in general, I have no liking. The arrogance and the emptiness of their writings, their impertinent pride and their unwarranted blunders, have disgusted me. Whoever, knowing them, pardons them, may read them. #Quote by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Why Read quotes by Ruth Franklin
#19. Moaning about how his own brilliance disadvantaged him was not a recipe for popularity. Stanley was initially as isolated in high school as Shirley would be in Rochester: "miserably lonely, reading prodigiously, hating everyone, and wishing I had enough courage to talk to girls." One day a boy he recognized from class sat down next to him in the locker room. Stanley, trying to make conversation as he best knew how, asked his classmate if he read Poe. "No, I read very well, thank you," came the reply. Stanley responded huffily that he didn't think puns were very clever. "I don't either," said the other boy, "but they're something I can't help, like a harelip. #Quote by Ruth Franklin
Why Read quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#20. To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise ... #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Why Read quotes by J. Patrick Lewis
#21. I have always believed that poems beg to be read aloud, even if the reader is in a world all her own. #Quote by J. Patrick Lewis
Why Read quotes by Mal Peet
#22. I was a bit odd. I read books and wanted to draw and go to art school. #Quote by Mal Peet
Why Read quotes by Tom Stienstra
#23. I wanted to read a book with a good ending so I wrote one. #Quote by Tom Stienstra
Why Read quotes by Patrick Rothfuss
#24. It's hard to be wrongfully accused, but it's worse when the people looking down on you are clods who have never read a book or traveled more than twenty miles from the place they were born. #Quote by Patrick Rothfuss
Why Read quotes by Barbara Casey
#25. Timothy grabbed his squealing, tearful wife and spun her around the room. Then he read the letter again just to be sure he hadn't misunderstood. He lightly brushed his fingers across the gold embossed letters KPH in the upper left-hand corner and then, overcome with emotion, covered his face with the letter. This was what he had been hoping for. All those years of rejections; the frustrations and self-doubt; the late nights of writing until five or six in the morning, only to have to stop and get ready to go to work exhausted; the stress on his marriage. Even the other employees where he worked had started kidding him, calling him "Mr. Shakespeare" to his face and making jokes about him behind his back. He was sick of being asked, "Have you gotten published yet?" The cost had been high; with each rejection letter, a new humiliation to suffer. It was all worth it now. This is what it had been about. Now he could say he was an author; and yes, dammit, he was published. His dream had finally come true. #Quote by Barbara Casey
Why Read quotes by Charles Bukowski
#26. If you went to a shrink, he just read to you from the book but when you looked at him, you knew he didn't know what you were talking about. You were just talking to a contented person. When what you really needed when you were going crazy was another crazy who read exactly what you were saying, but not from the book, from the street. #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Why Read quotes by Carew Papritz
#27. It's through traveling you make the great journey into yourself, and it's the clarity of extremes in traveling that forces you to meet yourself like you've never met yourself before. #Quote by Carew Papritz
Why Read quotes by Jamie Cullum
#28. I have a piano in my kitchen. I read a great biography about Tom Waits that said that he had a piano in his kitchen; he had a grand piano in his kitchen. And I thought, 'Well, if Tom Waits has one, then I must.' #Quote by Jamie Cullum
Why Read quotes by Jodi Picoult
#29. An oncology ward is a battlefield, and there are definite hierarchies of command. The patients, they're the ones doing the tour of duty. The doctors breeze in and out like conquering heroes, but they need to read your child's chart to remember where they've left off from the previous visit. It is the nurses who are the seasoned sergeants
the ones who are there when your baby is shaking with such a high fever she needs to be bathed in ice, the ones who can teach you how to flush a central venous catheter, or suggest which patient floor might still have Popsicles left to be stolen, or tell you which dry cleaners know how to remove the stains of blood and chemotherapies from clothing. The nurses know the name of your daughter's stuffed walrus and show her how to make tissue paper flowers to twine around her IV stand. The doctors may be mapping out the war games, but it is the nurses who make the conflict bearable. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Why Read quotes by Walter Mosley
#30. All writing is that structure of revelation. There's something you want to find out. If you know everything up front in the beginning, you really don't need to read further if there's nothing else to find out. #Quote by Walter Mosley
Why Read quotes by Simon Schama
#31. I first read War And Peace about 100 years after Tolstoy wrote it. #Quote by Simon Schama
Why Read quotes by Mario Livio
#32. Surprisingly, palindromes appear not just in witty word games but also in the structure of the male-defining Y chromosome. The Y's full genome sequencing was completed only in 2003. This was the crowning achievement of a heroic effort, and it revealed that the powers of preservation of this sex chromosome have been grossly underestimated. Other human chromosome pairs fight damaging mutations by swapping genes. Because the Y lacks a partner, genome biologists had previously estimated that its cargo was about to dwindle away in perhaps as little as five million years. To their amazement, however, the researchers on the sequencing team discovered that the chromosome fights withering with palindromes. About six million of its fifty million DNA letters form palindromic sequences-sequences that read the same forward and backward on the two strands of the double helix. These copies not only provide backups in case of bad mutations, but also allow the chromosome, to some extent, to have sex with itself-arms can swap position and genes are shuffled. As team leader David Page of MIT has put it, "The Y chromosome is a hall of mirrors. #Quote by Mario Livio
Why Read quotes by Jeremy Irvine
#33. I'm an expert at killing time on planes now. I do a lot of reading. My secret sort of nerdy side is I'm quite into history so I read a lot of history books. Now I write for a few things and I've had a few history things published, which is cool. I indulge my nerdy side and it's kind of as far away as you can get from the acting world so that's nice as well. #Quote by Jeremy Irvine
Why Read quotes by Jack Gantos
#34. It's like when you read a book and you know that the words are important, but the images blossoming in your imagination are even more important because it's your mind that allows the words to come to life. #Quote by Jack Gantos
Why Read quotes by James Weldon Johnson
#35. As I grew older, my love for reading grew stronger. I read with studious interest everything I could find relating to colored men who had gained prominence. My heroes had been King David, then Robert the Bruce; now Frederick Douglass was enshrined in the place of honor. #Quote by James Weldon Johnson
Why Read quotes by Steven L. Sheppard
#36. Oh, Narcissus! My heart beats ink for you.
A pulse in every line.
It's your eyes
my words want to be read by,
your kind of mind
they would be understood by,
your heart
they'd be felt by,
and then you'd feel the same way that I do,
if only these words could be read or heard by you. #Quote by Steven L. Sheppard
Why Read quotes by Laurence Sterne
#37. One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct. #Quote by Laurence Sterne
Why Read quotes by Hugh Howey
#38. he wrote of these things and utter nonsense in the same breath, and this made me dismiss the book. Until I finished it. You have to see all things at once, as on Tralfamadore. I read it again. I caught a glimpse of some other dimension. #Quote by Hugh Howey
Why Read quotes by Michelle Phan
#39. As a young girl, I loved having stories read to me. There is something magical about narration and voiceovers. Recording a voiceover is an art form in itself. #Quote by Michelle Phan
Why Read quotes by Rana Dasgupta
#40. Before the man lost his sight, he read this story in a magazine: a group of explorers came upon a community of parrots speaking the language of a society that had been wiped out in a recent catastrophe. Astonished by their discovery, they put the parrots in cages and sent them home so that linguists could record what remained of the lost language. But the parrots, already traumatized by the devastation they had recently witnessed, died on the way.
The man feels a great fraternity with those birds. He feels he carries, like them, a shredded inheritance, and he is too concussed to pass anything on. #Quote by Rana Dasgupta
Why Read quotes by Steve Dublanica
#41. If you read stories, you get to see the entire world. And not just the stories you find in books and film, but the stories of strangers sitting next to you on the subway or in an ordinary restaurant. You can find the world in your own story, too - you just have to keep your eyes open. #Quote by Steve Dublanica
Why Read quotes by Neil Gaiman
#42. There's a brotherhood of people who read and who care about books. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Why Read quotes by Kaitlyn Greenidge
#43. Marie's loud protestations about the lack of black history celebrations in town had resulted in a sheepish and hastily thrown together assembly each year at the public library, where all the while children and Adia sang praises to peanuts and open-heart surgery and air-conditioning underneath a store-printed banner that read THE WONDERS OF BLACK INNOVATION. #Quote by Kaitlyn Greenidge
Why Read quotes by Antonya Nelson
#44. My father was among the first of his generation to look into writers who've become part of the American lit. canon. When he wrote his master's thesis on William Faulkner in the Forties, he couldn't find anybody on the faculty at Columbia University to oversee it because they didn't read Faulkner. #Quote by Antonya Nelson
Why Read quotes by Charlotte Wood
#45. What would people in their old lives be saying about these girls? Would they be called missing? Would some documentary program on the ABC that nobody watched, or one of those thin newspapers nobody read, somehow connect their cases, find the thread to make them a story? The Lost Girls, they could be called. Would it be said, they 'disappeared', 'were lost'? Would it be said that they were abandoned or taken, the way people said a girl was attacked, a woman was raped, this femaleness always at the centre, as if womanhood itself were the cause of these things? As if the girls somehow, through the natural way of things, did it to themselves. They lured abduction and abandonment to themselves, they marshalled themselves into this prison where they had made their beds, and now, once more, were lying in them. #Quote by Charlotte Wood
Why Read quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#46. He didn't read them. He praised them for what he imagined to be in them #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Why Read quotes by Paulo Coelho
#47. I haven't got time to read books.'
'What do you mean you haven't got time? What are yo
u doing?'
'Lots of things: studying French, writing a diary,
and ...'
'And what?'
She was about to say 'waiting for the phone to ring
', but she thought it best to say nothing.
'My dear, you're still very young, you've got your
whole life ahead of you. Read. Forget
everything you've been told about books and just re
'I've read loads of books. #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Why Read quotes by A. D. Coleman
#48. Photographs are of course about their makers, and are to be read for what they disclose in that regard no less than for what they reveal of the world as their makers comprehend, invent, and describe it. #Quote by A. D. Coleman
Why Read quotes by Jean De La Bruyere
#49. Criticism is often not a science; it is a craft, requiring more good health than wit, more hard work than talent, more habit than native genius. In the hands of a man who has read widely but lacks judgment, applied to certain subjects it can corrupt both its readers and the writer himself. #Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Why Read quotes by George H. W. Bush
#50. Read my lips: no new taxes. #Quote by George H. W. Bush
Why Read quotes by Dean Koontz
#51. As an adult I discovered that I was a pretty good autodidact, and can teach myself all kind of things. And developed a great interest in a number of different things from how to build a street hot rod from the ground up to quantum mechanics, and those two different kinds of mechanics, and it was really in the sciences, quantum mechanics, molecular biology, I would begin looking at these things looking for ideas, but in fact you don't read it for ideas you read it for curiosity and interest in the subject. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Why Read quotes by Syed Sharukh
#52. Read Between The "Lies" Not The Lines #Quote by Syed Sharukh
Why Read quotes by J.K. Rowling
#53. Absolutely Disgusted! Your Father's Facing An Inquiry At Work And It's Entirely Your Fault! If You Put Another Toe Out Of Line, We'll Bring You Straight Back Home! #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Why Read quotes by Paul Murray
#54. Lack is the last great gold rush, Claude. The world is poor and getting poorer. But we can turn that to our advantage. When someone's got nothing, does he care how much debt he gets into? When he's walled in and someone offers him a way out, does he stop to read the small print? #Quote by Paul Murray
Why Read quotes by Toni Blake
#55. It just makes me realize how ... fleeting life can be. How quickly it all passes by. And it's strange to read something written by someone whose life was really just beginning then but who's dead now."
He nodded, looking like he was taking that in. But then he said, "That's kinda deep, Daisy."
She laughed, rolled her eyes. "Well, you asked. So if that's too deep for you, tell me about your fish."
"Well, they were small and blue and I feel emotional because their lives were really just starting but they're dead now. #Quote by Toni Blake
Why Read quotes by Michael Ondaatje
#56. After that month in Cairo she was muted, read constantly, kept more to herself, as if something had occurred or she realized suddenly that wondrous thing about the human being, it can change. She did not have to remain a socialite who had married an adventurer. She was discovering herself. It was painful to watch, because Clifton could not see it, her self-education. #Quote by Michael Ondaatje
Why Read quotes by Jeff Kendrick
#57. I read to learn, tech myself stuff and teach myself math and do complex formulas, and it's very, very tough, but I enjoy doing that and keeping my mind active. It definitely comes in handy, I feel I have a pretty good grasp, at more than a lot of musicians, of the business and finance world. #Quote by Jeff Kendrick

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