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Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
I haven't read any of the autobiographies about me.
I read part of it all the way through.
If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well viewed.
The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
A. J. Liebling
I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance.
I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
Late night television is ready for someone like me... standards have gone to an all-time low.
I read about eight newspapers in a day. When I'm in a town with only one newspaper, I read it eight times.
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.
Talk of joy: there may be things better than beef stew and baked potatoes and home-made bread - there may be.
Ray Stannard Baker
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
George Bernard Shaw
Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.
J. Paul Getty
If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators.
Read over your compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.
When audiences come to see us authors lecture, it is largely in the hope that we'll be funnier to look at than to read.
It is better to be able neither to read nor write than to be able to do nothing else.
Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there's a good chance that nobody is reading my column.
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