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The most basic rule of editing is that if you can't bear to read it, no one else can either. So when you find yourself skimming, commit murder.
After a while, if you are sufficiently bored or unemployed, you may want to read it from cover to cover.
My books were always full of ink blots, always stained and covered with smeared sketches and pictures, which one draws idly when his attention wanders from his task.
Dullard: Someone who looks up a thing in the encyclopedia, turns directly to the entry, reads it, and then closes the book.
Some books should be tasted,
But only a few
Should be chewed and digested
I took a course in speed reading. Then I got Reader's Digest on microfilm. By the time I got the machine set up, I was done.
[Reading is like] the sex act - done privately, and often in bed.
I don't read like other people do - back and forth, across the page. I tend to scan a page at a time.
Reading should be a pleasure, not a chore.
reader is back in the
Reading is a majority skill but a minority art. Yet nothing can replace the exact, complicated, subtle communion between absent author and entranced, present reader.
The reader is someone with an attention span of about 30 seconds.
Besides, rereading, not reading, is what counts.
You know what, kid? It's guys like you who give reading a bad name.
Reading goes faster if you don't sweat comprehension.
I've skimmed through it a dozen times, the book glued to my side the past few days, like maybe the information will sink in through osmosis.
To become a 'good reader' one must give oneself over to a regime of concentrated pleasure. One does not set out to read a book a day (there is no necessary pleasure in that) but may spend two or three years on one book [. . .], read only portions of another, devour a third at a single sitting.
I confess that I am a messy, disorganized and impatient reader: if the book doesn't grab me in the first 40 pages, I abandon it. I have piles of half-read books waiting for me to get acute hepatitis or some other serious condition that would force me to rest so that I could read more.
I read hard, or not at all; never skimming, never turning aside to merely inciting books; and Plato, Aristotle, Butler, Thucydides, Sterne, Jonathan Edwards, have passed like the iron atoms of the blood into my mental constitution.
The unread is always better than the unreadable.
The art of reading, as of learning, is this: ... to retain the essential, to forget the nonessential.
reading is not something you have to do it should be some thing you want to do
Didn't come up here to read. Came up here to hit.
Nothing perhaps increases by indulgence more than a desultory habit of reading, especially under such opportunities of gratifying it.
He read as much as his curiosity demanded - which is to say all
I crawled into my book and pulled the pages over my head ...
Most plagiarists, like the drone, have neither taste to select, industry to acquire, nor skill to improve, but impudently pilfer the honey ready prepared, from the hive.
When one reads hurriedly and nervously, having in mind written tests and examinations, one's brain becomes encumbered with a lot of bric-a-brac for which there seems to be little use.
Learning to decipher words had only added to the pleasures of holding spines and turning pages, measuring the journey to the end with a thumb-riffle, poring over frontispieces. Books! Opening with a crackle of old glue, releasing perfume; closing with a solid thump.
Reading is a staple of life, like bread or water. Or chocolate.
Reading is important.
To read is human, to review is divine.
When the smoothness of the pages of a newly purchased book comes to your hands, it is evident that the book is well-read.
An unread book is just a block of paper.
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
He tried to read, but the words swam in front of his eyes in meaningless waves. He put on the television. Nick at Nite, the cultural equivalent of aerosol cheese.
I am an avid reader.
Reader, I ate him.
TURN THE PAGES, DIPPING IN HERE AND THERE, READING A PARAGRAPH OR TWO, SOMETIMES SEVERAL PAGES IN SEQUENCE, NEVER MORE THAN THAT.
I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot.
All bad Literature rests upon imperfect insight, or upon imitation, which may be defined as seeing at second-hand.
I leaf through books, I do not study them. What I retain of them is something I no longer recognize as anyone else's.
There are many things that I do not know because I photocopied a text and then relaxed as if I had read it.
Reading is not optional.
An unread book does nobody any good
-I'm reviewing it, the stooped man said, and started to plod off.
-You read it?
-No, he said over his shoulder, -but I know the son of a bitch who wrote it.
I'm a voracious reader.
An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise.
Reading is entering into the consciousness of another human being.
With conscious effort, you can be a reader.
I'm not a good reader. I had to take remedial reading in school. I was a slow reader and therefore it's tough for me to stay interested in things long enough, I've read, probably, since college maybe 10 books, which is disgusting.
Learned or unlearned we all must be scribbling.
Reading - like masturbation - is something you do alone and very little in life brings more pleasure.
Get the paper quick, maybe it's there ... I read the paper with my eyes (that's not mistake: My eyes are like a pen now, or a calculator, something you hold in your hands, something you feel is not you- a tool).
paper fell out of the book. It was a page torn from
Reading is not walking on the words; it's grasping the soul of them.
Reading was the only amusement I allowed myself
Basically, I learned to read by reading 'Peanuts,' just wanting to know what they were saying.
Reading is seeing by proxy.
We are never allowed to forget that some books are badly written; we should remember that sometimes they're badly read, too.
Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.
Reading is untidy, discursive and perpetually inviting.
She read with an eagerness which hardly left her power of comprehension, and from impatience of knowing what the next sentence might bring, was incapable of attending to the sense of the one before her eyes.
Reading is a way to quench your thirst for knowledge.
Reading is not an end in itself, but a means to an end. Its chief purpose is to help towards filling in the framework which is made up of the talents and capabilities that each individual possesses. Thus
Reading is like cooking. It can take hours to prepare, and then the meal is over in minutes. Good, that means you've done your job well.
Reading my books is like a slice of pie,
You can eat it fast, or slow, the choice is up to you
Shallan, weren't you supposed to be reading?"
"I ... had trouble concentrating."
"So you came up on deck," Jasnah said, "to sketch pictures of young men working without their shirts on. You expected this to help your concentration?
Ignoring me, he read the title of the book I kept firmly between our gazes. "Lover awakened. " He nestled his head on my shoulder. "Weren't you reading this book last month? "
He raised a brow.
"Yes. I can't stop. I've read it twenty-seven times in a row.
There is a generation of skimmers. It's not that they don't want to read in-depth content, but they want to evaluate what the content is before they commit time. Especially on a mobile phone - you don't have the phone, or cellular data, or screen size to be reading full-length content.
I want to know why I read as a child with such a frantic appetite, why I sucked the words off the page with such an edge of desperation.
I am an academic," said Professor Mandalay, "and thus have no finely developed senses that would be comprehensible to anyone who has not ever needed to grade papers without actually reading the blessed things.
Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.
Reading in bed is a self-centered act, immobile, free from ordinary social conventions, invisible to the world, and one that, because it takes place between the sheets, in the realm of lust and sinful idleness, has something of the thrill of things forbidden.
If while reading, you feel yourself recollected, lay aside the book and remain in stillness; at all times read but little, and cease to read when you're thus internally attracted.
If you are too busy to read, you are too busy.
Reading non-fiction without writing notes is like chewing without swallowing. You will get the taste of it but digest nothing
This paper of yours is so lightly written that you must have sweated terribly.
Reading can be dangerous.
You can read merely to pass the time, or you can read with an overt urgency, but eventually you will read against the clock.
I do Q&As, not readings.
Real readers re-read good books.
Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed.
No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure.
I read what I like.
Real reading is reflex action; the born reader reads as unconsciously as he breathes; and, to carry the analogy a degree farther, reading is no more a virtue than breathing.
Reading is a discipline, and all disciplines require self-discipline, and self-discipline is the one thing our sinful flesh will resist.
A page digested is better than a volume hurriedly read.
Reading was my hobby, my sport and my activity of choice. It was the prime pleasure of my days, an unfailing escape from whatever realities were distressing me, and the only source of pride I knew, other vanities lying beyond my grasp. I couldn't do anything else well, but I could do words.
Reading is where the magic happens
I read like an animal. I read under the covers, I read lying in the grass, I read at the dinner table. While other people were talking to me, I read.
For I too liked reading, thought of a frivolous and childish kind; I could not digest or comprehend the serious or substantial.
Reading is one of the important part of being a person.
Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought.
Read, whilst you arm you; arm you, whilst you read.
I'm not much of a reader, but I feel like I've absorbed a lot of the stuff that comes through here. You know, you sit on the book for a while, you're going to soak up what's inside. It's just science.
You read nothing if you dare not giving any judgement.
I know not how to abstain from reading.
Plagiarism is the fear of a blank page.
Just imagine what you are losing just because you are not reading!