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The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it. - Elizabeth Drew


I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom. - Heinrich Heine


The perils of ambulatory reading. If you have never said 'Excuse me' to a parking meter or bashed your shins on a fireplug, you are probably wasting too much valuable reading time. - Sherri Chasin Calvo


At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning


If you want to understand your government, don't begin by reading the Constitution. (It conveys precious little of the flavour of today's statecraft.) Instead, read selected portions of the Washington telephone directory containing listings for all the organizations with titles beginning with the word National. - George F. Will


Either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing. - Benjamin Franklin


To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry. - Gaston Bachelard


Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colours. - Pablo Picasso


A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive. - Erica Mann Jong