Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Joseph Addison quotes
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Albert Einstein quotes
Whatever sentence will bear to be read twice, we may be sure was thought twice
Henry David Thoreau quotes
Reading without purpose is sauntering not exercise.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton quotes
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Samuel Johnson quotes
Reading furnishes the mind only with material for knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
John Locke quotes
If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated reading deserves to be read at all.
Thomas Carlyle quotes
Well, all I know is what I read in the papers.
Will Smith quotes
If the book is good, is about something that you know, and is truly written, and reading it over you see that this is so, you can let the boys yip and the noise will have that pleasant sound coyotes make on a very cold night when they are out in the snow and you are in your own cabin that you have built or paid for with your work.
Ernest Hemingway quotes
We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other.