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Most Read Sayings By Stringfellow Barr: Thousands of persons, many of whom never darkened the door of a college, have learned Thousands of persons, many of whom never darkened the door of a college, have learned to read books that most of our college graduates fear to tackle. teachers who understand this fact can help a student read the books that educated the Founding Fathers but not by explaining in lectures what the author would have said if he had been as bright as the lecturer. — Stringfellow Barr
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Most Read Sayings By Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Most scripts are bad. I read a lot of them. Most scripts are bad. I read a lot of them. — Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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Most Read Sayings By Milton Babbitt: I can't believe that people really prefer to go to the concert hall under intellectually I can't believe that people really prefer to go to the concert hall under intellectually trying, socially trying, physically trying conditions, unable to repeat something they have missed, when they can sit at home under the most comfortable and stimulating circumstances and hear it as they want to hear it. I can't imagine what would happen to literature today if one were obliged to congregate in an unpleasant hall and read novels projected on a screen. — Milton Babbitt
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Most Read Sayings By A.W. Tozer: Does it not seem strange that the generation with the most advanced technology and the Does it not seem strange that the generation with the most advanced technology and the easiest-to-read Bible translations is the weakest generation of Christians in the history of our country? Church attendance has never been lower, and the Christian influence in our culture never weaker. — A.W. Tozer
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Most Read Sayings By Jeremy Gilley: When I was younger, I read a book by Frank Barnaby, this wonderful nuclear physicist When I was younger, I read a book by Frank Barnaby, this wonderful nuclear physicist - he said that media had a responsibility, that all sectors of society had a responsibility to try and progress things and move things forward. And that fascinated me, because I'd been messing around with a camera most of my life. — Jeremy Gilley
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Most Read Sayings By Kristin Cavallari: Someone gave me the Love Languages book, and that has been the best book I've Someone gave me the Love Languages book, and that has been the best book I've ever read about relationships and has helped me the most. — Kristin Cavallari
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Most Read Sayings By Marilyn Johnson: I became interested in librarians while researching my first book, about obituaries. With the exception I became interested in librarians while researching my first book, about obituaries. With the exception of a few showy eccentrics, like the former soldier in Hitler's army who had a sex change and took up professional whistling, the most engaging obit subjects were librarians. An obituary of a librarian could be about anything under the sun, a woman with a phenomenal memory, who recalled the books her aging patrons read as children - and was also, incidentally, the best sailor on her stretch of the Maine coast - or a man obsessed with maps, who helped automate the Library of Congress's map catalog and paved the way for wonders like Google Maps. — Marilyn Johnson
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Most Read Sayings By Mick Jagger: They're so boring. They're so pathetic, all those journalists. Most of them are. Most of They're so boring. They're so pathetic, all those journalists. Most of them are. Most of those kind that write gossip stuff, and most of it's gossip. Things are just invented about your personal life and you just have to take that. It's bullshit. People believe it, though. They just believe everything they read. — Mick Jagger
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Most Read Sayings By Richard Whately: It is quite possible, and not uncommon, to read most laboriously, even so as to It is quite possible, and not uncommon, to read most laboriously, even so as to get by heart the words of a book, without really studying it at all,
that is, without employing the thoughts on the subject. — Richard Whately
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Most Read Sayings By Michael Ondaatje: Read him slowly, dear girl, you must read Kipling slowly. Watch carefully where the commas Read him slowly, dear girl, you must read Kipling slowly. Watch carefully where the commas fall so you can discover the natural pauses. He is a writer who used pen and ink. He looked up from the page a lot, I believe, stared through his window and listened to birds, as most writers who are alone do. Some do not know the names of birds, though he did. Your eye is too quick and North American. Think about the speed of his pen. What an appalling, barnacled old first paragraph it is otherwise. — Michael Ondaatje
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Most Read Sayings By Deyth Banger: As far as now I can tell that most Stephen King fans don't know him As far as now I can tell that most Stephen King fans don't know him well. They have read or viewed few works and their judge is based on them... that's now well knowing a writer! — Deyth Banger
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Most Read Sayings By Gary Lutz: Dylan Nice's Other Kinds is the most extraordinary short-story-col lection debut I have read in Dylan Nice's Other Kinds is the most extraordinary short-story-col lection debut I have read in years.
It is a book to be memorized. — Gary Lutz
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Most Read Sayings By Edward Ball: If you read the memoirs of slave-owning families, you'd be hard pressed to find evidence If you read the memoirs of slave-owning families, you'd be hard pressed to find evidence of black people in the lives of the whites, even though for most of the time on the plantations black people outnumbered whites by a ratio of seven to one. — Edward Ball
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Most Read Sayings By Bill Bryson: The coffee served in the coffeehouses wasn't necessarily very good coffee. Because of the way The coffee served in the coffeehouses wasn't necessarily very good coffee. Because of the way coffee was taxed in Britain (by the gallon), the practice was to brew it in large batches, store it cold in barrels, and reheat it a little at a time for serving. So coffee's appeal in Britain had less to do with being a quality beverage than with being a social lubricant. People went to coffeehouses to meet people of shared interests, gossip, read the latest journals and newspapers - a brand-new word and concept in the 1660s - and exchange information of value to their lives and business. Some took to using coffeehouses as their offices - as, most famously, at Lloyd's Coffee House on Lombard Street, which gradually evolved into Lloyd's insurance market. — Bill Bryson
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Most Read Sayings By Flannery O'Connor: Week before last I went to Wesleyan and read "A Good Man Is Hard to Week before last I went to Wesleyan and read "A Good Man Is Hard to Find." After it I went to one of the classes where I was asked questions. There were a couple of young teachers there and one of them, an earnest type, started asking the questions. "Miss O'Connor," he said, "why was the Misfit's hat black?" I said most countrymen in Georgia wore black hats. He looked pretty disappointed. Then he said, "Miss O'Connor, the Misfit represents Christ, does he not?" "He does not," I said. He looked crushed. "Well, Miss O'Connor," he said, "what is the significance of the Misfit's hat?" I said it was to cover his head; and after that he left me alone. Anyway, that's what's happening to the teaching of literature. — Flannery O'Connor
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Most Read Sayings By Paulo Coelho: The most important thing in human relationship is conversation.but people don't talk anymore,they don't sit The most important thing in human relationship is conversation.but people don't talk anymore,they don't sit down to talk and listen.They go to theatre,the cinema,watch television,listen to the radio,read books but they almost never talk.(pg114) — Paulo Coelho
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Most Read Sayings By Shunryu Suzuki: Even though you read much Zen literature, you must read each sentence with a fresh Even though you read much Zen literature, you must read each sentence with a fresh mind. You should not say, "I know what Zen is," or "I have attained enlightenment." This is also the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner."
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"When you are sitting in the middle of your own problem, which is more real to you: your problem or you yourself? The awareness that you are here, right now, is the ultimate fact. "
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"Knowing that your life is short, to enjoy it day after day, moment after moment, is the life of "form is form and emptiness is emptiness."
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"You may feel as if you are doing something special, but actually it is only the expression of your true nature; it is the activity which appeases your inmost desire. But as long as you think you are practicing zazen for the sake of something, that is not true practice."
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"The most important thing is to forget all gaining ideas, all dualistic ideas. In other words, just practice zazen in a certain posture. — Shunryu Suzuki
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Most Read Sayings By Edward Abbey: Most of what we call the classics of world literature suggest artifacts in a wax Most of what we call the classics of world literature suggest artifacts in a wax museum. We have to hire and pay professors to get them read and talked about. — Edward Abbey
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Most Read Sayings By Maria Semple: Breezy, sophisticated, hilarious, rude and aching with sweetness: LOVE, NINA might be the most charming Breezy, sophisticated, hilarious, rude and aching with sweetness: LOVE, NINA might be the most charming book I've ever read. — Maria Semple
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Most Read Sayings By Gail Carriger: I never read if I can help it. It is terribly bad for the eyes. I never read if I can help it. It is terribly bad for the eyes. And it causes one's forehead to wrinkle most horribly, just there. — Gail Carriger
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Most Read Sayings By Jeremy Shearmur: Atheism Explained is a gem. It is clear, informative, well-argued, provocative, often witty, and unfailingly Atheism Explained is a gem. It is clear, informative, well-argued, provocative, often witty, and unfailingly interesting. David Ramsay Steele ranges over so many issues that I should be surprised if he were right about everything, but it makes for a most stimulating read. The book is in a different league from Richard Dawkins's The God Delusion, and deserves much greater success. — Jeremy Shearmur
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Most Read Sayings By Gabriel Byrne: We tend to think of extremes of emotions as registering, for example, you have to We tend to think of extremes of emotions as registering, for example, you have to cry or laugh or get angry. But for the most part, we find it difficult to read each other most of the time. If you walk through the street, most people are pretty difficult to read. But they're thinking inside. — Gabriel Byrne
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Most Read Sayings By C. Read: I would like to acknowledge my Father in heaven,Who is the LORD God Almighty!The Most I would like to acknowledge my Father in heaven,
Who is the LORD God Almighty!
The Most High God!
The Great I Am!
All praise, honor, and glory unto Him,
And His beloved Son, the LORD Jesus Christ;
Who is my Savior, my Redeemer, and my Friend!
And it is only because of Him,
That I am alive and living!
Praise His holy name,
Forever and ever!
Amen — C. Read
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Most Read Sayings By Bikram Choudhury: Most researchers sit at a table and read books. My research, since three years old, Most researchers sit at a table and read books. My research, since three years old, has been to use my own body. — Bikram Choudhury
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Most Read Sayings By Stacy Schiff: For thousands of years, men have written history, so it seems to me that most For thousands of years, men have written history, so it seems to me that most of what we've read is from the male point of view. — Stacy Schiff
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Most Read Sayings By Helene Hanff: It looks too new and pristine ever to have been read by anyone else, but It looks too new and pristine ever to have been read by anyone else, but it has been: it keeps falling open at the most delightful places as the ghost of its former owner points me to things I've never read before. — Helene Hanff
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Most Read Sayings By E. Lockhart: Most secret societies - at least those you can read about in books or on Most secret societies - at least those you can read about in books or on the Internet - are collegiate. Or adult ... They are like fraternities, only they don't have houses or public identities. In colleges, their members are usually local, not national, but the adult ones tend to be more serious and on a larger scale.
We don't actually know what they do. Because they're secret. — E. Lockhart
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Most Read Sayings By Asaad Almohammad: I've been told that I cannot change shit, so I might as well stop torturing I've been told that I cannot change shit, so I might as well stop torturing myself. My emotions are ridiculed and branded as childish. I have been told that the world has given up on my people. I have been told, and realise that on many occasions, I myself am viewed as an outcast by some of those suffering. I've been confronted and my answer is always the same: I care even in my most fucked-up moments. I care even when gates of shit pour open to drown me; I care because I am a citizen of the world. — Asaad Almohammad
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Most Read Sayings By Scott Anderson: Even if he was happier in Asia than he'd been in Latin America, the wanderlust Even if he was happier in Asia than he'd been in Latin America, the wanderlust still worked on my father's insides like a disease. One of the most recurrent memories of my childhood is of him sitting in his armchair in the evenings, poring over atlases the way other fathers read newspapers or books. — Scott Anderson
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Most Read Sayings By E. Haldeman-Julius: Don't take our word for it. Read the Bible itself. Read the statements of preachers. Don't take our word for it. Read the Bible itself. Read the statements of preachers. And you will understand that God is the most desperate character, the worst villain in all fiction. — E. Haldeman-Julius
Most Read Sayings By Nnedi Okorafor: I couldn't see the end of the corridor, so I stared at the entrance. The I couldn't see the end of the corridor, so I stared at the entrance. The ship was a magnificent piece of living technology. Third Fish was a Miri 12, a type of ship closely related to a shrimp. Miri 12s were stable calm creatures with natural exoskeletons that could withstand the harshness of space. They were genetically enhanced to grow three breathing chambers within their bodies. Scientists planted rapidly growing plants within these three enormous rooms that not only produced oxygen from the CO2 directed in from other parts of the ship, but also absorbed benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. This was some of the most amazing technology I'd ever read about. Once settled on the ship, I was determined to convince someone to let me see one of these amazing rooms. But at the moment, I wasn't thinking about the technology of the ship. I was on the threshold now, between home and my future. — Nnedi Okorafor
Most Read Sayings By Frederick Lenz: He managed to do this 'tour de force' of styles without ever breaking the narrative He managed to do this 'tour de force' of styles without ever breaking the narrative structure of the chapter he was writing. It is the most brilliant parody of writing styles that I have ever read. — Frederick Lenz
Most Read Sayings By Darren Shan: I was lucky because my mum was a teacher and showed me how to read I was lucky because my mum was a teacher and showed me how to read and write. But most importantly, she encouraged me to use my imagination. — Darren Shan
Most Read Sayings By Tessa Dare: When Maddie prepared for bed behind her screen that night, she emerged to find the When Maddie prepared for bed behind her screen that night, she emerged to find the most terrible sight yet.

"Oh, really, Logan. That just isn't fair."
He looked up from his reclines pose in her bedroom chaise longue, his face partly covered behind a book bound in dark green leather. "What?"

"You're reading Pride and Prejudice?"

He shrugged. "I found it on your bookshelf."
Seeing him read any book was bad enough. But her favorite book? This was sheer torture.

"Just promise me something, please," she said.

"What's that?"

"Just promise me that I'm not going to come out from around this screen one night and find you holding a baby." That seemed the only possibility more devastating to her self-control.

"He chucked. "It doesna seem likely."

"Good. — Tessa Dare
Most Read Sayings By Umberto Eco: Most of them won't have a book in the house, though, when they have to, Most of them won't have a book in the house, though, when they have to, they'll talk about the latest book that's selling millions of copies around the world. Our readers may not read books, but they are fascinated by great eccentric painters who sell for billions. — Umberto Eco
Most Read Sayings By Anonymous: These empty pages are your future, soon to become your past. They will read the These empty pages are your future, soon to become your past. They will read the most personal tale you shall ever find in a book. — Anonymous
Most Read Sayings By Herbert W. Bateman IV: Both sides can make very strong cases for their positions, but sadly both sides have Both sides can make very strong cases for their positions, but sadly both sides have become arrogant and much too certain of their positions. Probably most of you who read this chapter will look at the verses on the other side (of your position) and say, "I can answer those verses easily." No, you can't! You are imposing the grid of your system on those passages that challenge you so that you won't have to be challenged. Let me give an example. — Herbert W. Bateman IV
Most Read Sayings By D.R. Slaten: This is the explanation I used to have on the site before my page got This is the explanation I used to have on the site before my page got turned into an author's page.

Don't get butt hurt if I give you a 2 or 3 star rating. That means your book was good. I give very few 4 star ratings cause that means your book is gonna be a reread for me. I don't reread a lot of books. I think I gave less than a handful of 5 stars. 5 stars means that I think the book is a GREAT GREAT. Like a classic that will still be read in a 100 years, at least if I were alive it would be.

As you can see I don't buy into the hoopla that everybody is great. It's not true. Most are average. Some suck. Some are great. If you want a visual go google bell curve.

Life has winners and losers. Not everyone deserves a gold star. Suck it up. — D.R. Slaten
Most Read Sayings By Paul Graham: Likewise, in any social hierarchy, people unsure of their own position will try to emphasize Likewise, in any social hierarchy, people unsure of their own position will try to emphasize it by maltreating those they think rank below. I've read that this is why poor whites in the United States are the group most hostile to blacks. — Paul Graham
Most Read Sayings By Kytka Hilmar-Jezek: Experts tend to be busy and hyper organized. They want to help you, but the Experts tend to be busy and hyper organized. They want to help you, but the easier you make it for them, the better. They most likely do not have time to read your entire book or try out your 12 hour course, so summarize and highlight the strong points for them. Give them specific guidelines to make it very easy on their part. — Kytka Hilmar-Jezek
Most Read Sayings By Sanober Khan: a silent night. - the most eloquent poem i have ever read. a silent night. - the most eloquent poem i have ever read. — Sanober Khan
Most Read Sayings By Aprilynne Pike: Like most authors, I also love to read. Like most authors, I also love to read. — Aprilynne Pike
Most Read Sayings By Megan Abbott: I grew up reading crime fiction mysteries, true crime - a lot of true crime I grew up reading crime fiction mysteries, true crime - a lot of true crime - and it is traditionally a male dominated field from the outside, but from the inside what we know, those of us who read it, is that women buy the most crime fiction, they are by far the biggest readers of true crime, and there's a voracious appetite among women for these stories, and I know I feel it - since I was quite small I wanted to go to those dark places. — Megan Abbott
Most Read Sayings By The New York Times: Perhaps Aristotle's most widely-read work is his esoteric treatise on aesthetics, the Poetics. According to Perhaps Aristotle's most widely-read work is his esoteric treatise on aesthetics, the Poetics. According to his analysis of tragic poetry (a section on comedy was either lost or never completed), the theatrical audience experiences katharsis ("purgation") of the heightened emotions of pity and fear as the tragic hero, a basically good but flawed aristocrat, is brought down by his own "error of judgment. — The New York Times
Most Read Sayings By Elmore Leonard: The truth is that the writers who most influenced me weren't people categorized as crime The truth is that the writers who most influenced me weren't people categorized as crime writers. I'd say I learned more from John O'Hara, who isn't much read today but whose short stories I really admired, and Hemingway, who I think has lasted pretty good. — Elmore Leonard
Most Read Sayings By Ryan Quinn: You ever notice how the people who most need to see or read something are You ever notice how the people who most need to see or read something are the most oblivious or resentful of its existence? — Ryan Quinn
Most Read Sayings By Herbert Read: Revolt, it will be said, implies violence; but this is an outmoded, an incompetent conception Revolt, it will be said, implies violence; but this is an outmoded, an incompetent conception of revolt. The most effective form of revolt in this violent world we live in is non-violence. — Herbert Read
Most Read Sayings By Margaret Atwood: I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most. I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most. — Margaret Atwood
Most Read Sayings By Henry De Montherlant: Most people do not read; those who read do not understand; those who understand forget. Most people do not read; those who read do not understand; those who understand forget. — Henry De Montherlant
Most Read Sayings By Nikki Giovanni: To become a poet, the most important thing is to pay attention. The next would To become a poet, the most important thing is to pay attention. The next would probably be to read; it's so important to pay attention. It keeps you from being bored, and I might add it keeps you from being boorish. — Nikki Giovanni
Most Read Sayings By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: It is astonishing that Communism has been writing about itself in the most open way, It is astonishing that Communism has been writing about itself in the most open way, in black and white, for 125 years, and even more openly, more candidly in the beginning. The [book:Communist Manifesto|30474, for instance, which everyone knows by name and which almost no one takes the trouble to read, contains even more terrible things than what has actually been done. It is perfectly amazing. The whole world can read, everyone is literate, yet somehow no one wants to understand. Humanity acts as if it does not understand what Communism is, as if it does not want to understand, is not capable of understanding. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Most Read Sayings By William Bennett: The elementary school must assume as its sublime and most solemn responsibility the task of The elementary school must assume as its sublime and most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read. Any school that does not accomplish this has failed. — William Bennett
Most Read Sayings By Louis Menand: One of the functions of literary criticism, or reviewing, generally - and I, most of One of the functions of literary criticism, or reviewing, generally - and I, most of my reviews actually are not about literature - but one of the functions of that is basically the sort of Consumer Reports function of letting readers know whether this is something they want to read. — Louis Menand
Most Read Sayings By Stephen Cosgrove: The skill, the art of literacy is a gift. To read is to watch in The skill, the art of literacy is a gift. To read is to watch in your mind as a single word explodes into a confetti of images. Truly, of all the gifts given to man, reading is most sacred, For from words come dreams and from dreams come great tomorrows. — Stephen Cosgrove
Most Read Sayings By Philippa Gregory: Why not?' She asks the most challenging questions that a woman can ask. 'Why should Why not?' She asks the most challenging questions that a woman can ask. 'Why should I not read? Why should I not think? Why should I not speak? — Philippa Gregory
Most Read Sayings By Dani Shapiro: If I dismiss the ordinary - waiting for the special, the extreme, the extraordinary to If I dismiss the ordinary - waiting for the special, the extreme, the extraordinary to happen - I may just miss my life ... To allow ourselves to spend afternoons watching dancers rehearse, or sit on a stone wall and watch the sunset, or spend the whole weekend rereading Chekhov stories - to know that we are doing what we're supposed to be doing - is the deepest form of permission in our creative lives. The British author and psychologist Adam Phillips has noted, 'When we are inspired, rather like when we are in love, we can feel both unintelligible to ourselves and most truly ourselves.' This is the feeling I think we all yearn for, a kind of hyperreal dream state. We read Emily Dickinson. We watch the dancers. We research a little known piece of history obsessively. We fall in love. We don't know why, and yet these moments form the source from which all our words will spring. — Dani Shapiro
Most Read Sayings By John Merrow: Anyone who fears, as I do, that today's public schools are dangerously close to being Anyone who fears, as I do, that today's public schools are dangerously close to being irrelevant must read this book. The authors provide a road map-and a lifeline-showing how schools can prosper under the most difficult conditions. It is a welcome departure from all the school bashing. — John Merrow
Most Read Sayings By Soren Kierkegaard: And although this (marital love) cannot be portrayed artistically, then let your consolation be, as And although this (marital love) cannot be portrayed artistically, then let your consolation be, as it is mine, that we are not to read about or listen to or look at what is highest and the most beautiful in life, but are, if you please, to live it.
Therefore, when I readily admit that romantic love lends itself much better to artistic portrayal than marital love, this does not at all mean that it is less esthetic than the other - on the contrary, it is more esthetic. — Soren Kierkegaard
Most Read Sayings By Anne Roiphe: I would prefer you not to say, "That was the most terribly written piece I've I would prefer you not to say, "That was the most terribly written piece I've ever read." That would hurt me. But you don't think I'm the best person in the world? Well, alright. — Anne Roiphe
Most Read Sayings By Soren Kierkegaard: The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived. — Soren Kierkegaard
Most Read Sayings By Ann Coulter: Throw in "never read books" and you have the dictionary definition of a liberal. Being Throw in "never read books" and you have the dictionary definition of a liberal. Being completely uninformed is precisely how most liberals stay liberal. — Ann Coulter
Most Read Sayings By John Elder Robison: Sociopath" and "psycho" were two of the most common field diagnoses for my look and Sociopath" and "psycho" were two of the most common field diagnoses for my look and expression. I heard it all the time: "I've read about people like you. They have no expression because they have no feeling. Some of the worst murderers in history were sociopaths. — John Elder Robison
Most Read Sayings By Louis Auchincloss: Great lecturers seldom hesitate to use dramatic tricks to enshrine their precepts in the minds Great lecturers seldom hesitate to use dramatic tricks to enshrine their precepts in the minds of their audiences, and at Yale perhaps Chauncey B. Tinker was the most noted. To read one of his lectures was like reading a monologue of the great actress Ruth Draper
you missed the main point. You missed the drop in his voice as he approached the death in Rome of the tubercular Keats; you missed the shaking tone in which he described the poet's agony for the absent Fanny with him his love had never been consummated; you missed the grim silence of the end. — Louis Auchincloss
Most Read Sayings By Abigail George: Do you want to change lives? Do you really want to change the world? Then Do you want to change lives? Do you really want to change the world? Then read. Read as much as you can, as widely as you can and don't forget to read what you like. Most of all read what you love. There is power in that. — Abigail George
Most Read Sayings By Michael Scott: This car was speically ordered for you, Mr. Flamel." There was a pause and the This car was speically ordered for you, Mr. Flamel." There was a pause and the voice added, "The author of one of the most boring books I have ever read, The Philosophic Summary."
Boring?" Nicholas yanked the door open and pushed the twins into the gloom. "It's been acknowledged for centuires as a work of a genius!" Climbing in, he slammed the door.
Franis probably told you to say that."
You'd better buckel up," the driver commanded. "We've got all sorts of company heading this way, none of it friendly and all of it unpleasant. — Michael Scott
Most Read Sayings By Stephen Hawking: We got through all of Genesis and part of Exodus before I left. One of We got through all of Genesis and part of Exodus before I left. One of the main things I was taught from this was not to begin a sentence with And. I pointed out that most sentences in the Bible began with And, but I was told that English had changed since the time of King James. In that case, I argued, why make us read the Bible? But it was in vain. Robert Graves was very keen on the symbolism and mysticism in the Bible at that time. — Stephen Hawking
Most Read Sayings By Michael Douglas: Most of the stories I read are about my Hollywood pedigree. Most of the stories I read are about my Hollywood pedigree. — Michael Douglas
Most Read Sayings By Debbie Ford: In trying to express only those aspects of ourselves that we believe will guarantee us In trying to express only those aspects of ourselves that we believe will guarantee us the acceptance of others, we suppress some of our most valuable and interesting features and sentence ourselves to a life of reenacting the same outworn scripts. Reclaiming the parts of ourselves that we have relegated to the shadow is the most reliable path to actualizing all of our human potential. Once befriended, our shadow becomes a divine map that - when properly read and followed - reconnects us to the life we were meant to live and the people we were meant to be. — Debbie Ford
Most Read Sayings By George R R Martin: You don't just have people who wake up in the morning and say, "What evil You don't just have people who wake up in the morning and say, "What evil things can I do today, because I'm Mr. Evil?" People do things for what they think are justified reasons. Everybody is the hero of their own story, and you have to keep that in mind. If you read a lot of history, as I do, even the worst and most monstrous people thought they were the good guys. We're all very tangled knots. — George R R Martin
Most Read Sayings By Chuck Klosterman: I cannot imagine the type of sinister fiend who would be against the library. A I cannot imagine the type of sinister fiend who would be against the library. A library essentially says, 'Look, here is some free information that will enrich your life. Read it on your own time. I trust that you will bring it back when you are finished.' It might be the most civilized, forward-thinking institution in America. Perhaps the only one, in fact. — Chuck Klosterman
Most Read Sayings By Stanley Unwin: To write books is easy, it requires only pen and ink and the ever-patient paper. To write books is easy, it requires only pen and ink and the ever-patient paper. To print books is a little more difficult, because genius so often rejoices in illegible handwriting. To read books is more difficult still, because of a tendency to go to sleep. But the most difficult task of all that
a mortal man can embark on is to sell a book. — Stanley Unwin
Most Read Sayings By Victor LaValle: One of the most widely read novels by a black American is Ralph Ellison's 'Invisible One of the most widely read novels by a black American is Ralph Ellison's 'Invisible Man.' It is his masterwork - it won the National Book Award in 1953 and catapulted my man to the highest levels of literary esteem. — Victor LaValle
Most Read Sayings By David W. Orr: Journey of the Universe is eloquent, accessible, and powerful, and conveys a sense of wonder Journey of the Universe is eloquent, accessible, and powerful, and conveys a sense of wonder ranging from the cosmos to the microcosm
in itself a considerable achievement. This is one of the most compelling and inspiring works I've read in a long time. — David W. Orr
Most Read Sayings By Lou Doillon: There's so many good books, but I'm always like, "I'm sorry, I have five more There's so many good books, but I'm always like, "I'm sorry, I have five more Faulkners to read, I can't be bothered." Most of the time when you try, you fall on the wrong one. — Lou Doillon
Most Read Sayings By Simon Rich: I've always liked to read about extremely wealthy people, especially when they are crazy (like I've always liked to read about extremely wealthy people, especially when they are crazy (like Howard Hughes or Caligula.) While writing this book I did a lot of fun research on robber barons like Rockefeller and Morgan. But the most helpful stuff came from studying royal families and mad emperors. The best book I read was probably A King's Own Story, which is the memoir of Edward VIII. Also, anything about Ivan the Terrible or Ted Turner. — Simon Rich
Most Read Sayings By Michel De Montaigne: In the examples that I here bring in of what I have [read], heard, done In the examples that I here bring in of what I have [read], heard, done or said, I have refrained from daring to alter even the smallest and most indifferent circumstances. My conscience falsifies not an iota; for my knowledge I cannot answer. — Michel De Montaigne
Most Read Sayings By Holbrook Jackson: Education begins by teaching children to read and ends by making most of them hate Education begins by teaching children to read and ends by making most of them hate reading. — Holbrook Jackson
Most Read Sayings By Aravind Adiga: Like most of my friends in school, I was a member of multiple circulating libraries; Like most of my friends in school, I was a member of multiple circulating libraries; and all of us, to begin with, borrowed and read the same things. — Aravind Adiga
Most Read Sayings By Aldous Huxley: But then people don't read literature in order to understand; they read it because they But then people don't read literature in order to understand; they read it because they want to re-live the feelings and sensations which they found exciting in the past. Art can be a lot of things; but in actual practice, most of it is merely the mental equivalent of alcohol and cantharides. — Aldous Huxley
Most Read Sayings By Mikhail Bulgakov: They have read your novel,' Woland said, 'and they said only one thing, that, unfortunately, They have read your novel,' Woland said, 'and they said only one thing, that, unfortunately, it is not finished. So I wanted to show you your hero. He has been sitting here for about two thousand years, sleeping, but, when the moon is full, he is tormented, as you see, by insomnia. And it torments not only him, but his faithful guardian, the dog.

If it is true that cowardice is the most grave vice, then the dog, at least, is not guilty of it. The only thing that brave creature ever feared was thunderstorms. But what can be done, the one who loves must share the fate of the one who is loved. — Mikhail Bulgakov
Most Read Sayings By Leon G. Cooperman: An outstanding addition to the volumes written on value investing. Not only do the authors An outstanding addition to the volumes written on value investing. Not only do the authors offer their own valuable insights but they have provided in one publication invaluable insights from some of the most accomplished professionals in the investment business. I would call this publication a must-read for any serious investor. — Leon G. Cooperman
Most Read Sayings By Beryl Markham: A map in the hands of a pilot is a testimony of a man's faith A map in the hands of a pilot is a testimony of a man's faith in other men; it is a symbol of confidence and trust. It is not like a printed page that bears mere words, ambiguous and artful, and whose most believing reader - even whose author, perhaps - must allow in his mind a recess for doubt. A map says to you, 'Read me carefully, follow me closely, doubt me not.' It says, 'I am the earth in the palm of your hand. Without me, you are alone and lost. — Beryl Markham
Most Read Sayings By Phil Kay: When you are writing a spoken word poem, the tools you're working with are your When you are writing a spoken word poem, the tools you're working with are your voice, your body, how it's going to sound to someone when you're saying it out loud. Which is different from when you're writing it on the page. That toolbox becomes how does this look visually on the page, how does this read among pages, how is this in relation to poems that are before it or after it. I don't think one is better or more successful than the other. You've just gotta think about "what are the tools I'm using, and how are they most effective in this form?" — Phil Kay
Most Read Sayings By Constance Baker Motley: In high school, I discovered myself. I was interested in race relations and the legal In high school, I discovered myself. I was interested in race relations and the legal profession. I read about Lincoln and that he believed the law to be the most difficult of professions. — Constance Baker Motley
Most Read Sayings By Greg Proops: Think about everything you read and everything you see. The one thing we can learn Think about everything you read and everything you see. The one thing we can learn from all the horrible things that have happened in the last 15-20 years is that hysteria is the last thing we need. Cool thinking, pragmatism, and analytical thought are most important at this point. — Greg Proops
Most Read Sayings By Peter Enns: Whatever we do, let's not imagine that the Israelites were ancient versions of ourselves, maybe Whatever we do, let's not imagine that the Israelites were ancient versions of ourselves, maybe less well groomed, who were "nice," read their Bibles daily, the kind you could invite to church and want to marry your daughter, who would vote Republican or drive a hybrid. We respect these biblical stories most when we try to understand what the writers did and why, not when we place false expectations on them, like seeing them as a timeless script or a permanent fixture for how to think about God. — Peter Enns
Most Read Sayings By Robert Alter: Reading is a privileged pleasure because each of us enjoys it, quite complexly, in ways Reading is a privileged pleasure because each of us enjoys it, quite complexly, in ways not replicable by anyone else. But there is enough structural common ground in the text itself so that we can talk to each other, even sometimes persuade each other, about what we read: and that many-voiced conversation, with which, thankfully, we shall never have done, is one of the most gratifying responses to literary creation, second only to reading itself. — Robert Alter
Most Read Sayings By Arthur Schopenhauer: The result is that much reading robs the mind of all elasticity, as the continual The result is that much reading robs the mind of all elasticity, as the continual pressure of a weight does a spring, and that the surest way of never having any thoughts of your own is to pick up a book every time you have a free moment. The practice of doing this is the reason erudition makes most men duller and sillier than they are by nature and robs their writings of all effectiveness: they are in Pope's words: For ever reading, never to be read. — Arthur Schopenhauer
Most Read Sayings By A. J. Jacobs: Journalism is an enemy of rationality. What makes news? The unusual and the spectacular, which Journalism is an enemy of rationality. What makes news? The unusual and the spectacular, which by their nature distort reality and pervert our decisions. You read headlines like 15 KILLED IN PLANE CRASH IN WYOMING. You don't read headlines like ANOTHER 2,000 DIED OF HEART DISEASE YESTERDAY. This leads to the Availability Fallacy. Our lazy mind gloms on to the most vivid, emotional examples. When we think of danger, we think of hideous plane crashes or acts of terrorism, even though boring old cars kill eighty-four times more people. — A. J. Jacobs
Most Read Sayings By Barbara Kingsolver: I think that when people read fiction, they're really reading for wisdom. I am. That's I think that when people read fiction, they're really reading for wisdom. I am. That's what most of us really love. If we read a novel that rocks our world, it's because there's something in it that we didn't know already. Not just information but really wisdom - sort of what to do with our information. And wisdom comes from experience. — Barbara Kingsolver
Most Read Sayings By Robin Caldwell: I'm most endeared to the fact that they used gifts and talents that were taught I'm most endeared to the fact that they used gifts and talents that were taught to them by other enterprising women who looked just like them. These are gifts and talents they brought with them from Africa and other distant shores. These were gifts and talents women used to appease their owners, and make their lives comfortable. These were gifts and talents used to fuel economies and for building communities. In one book I read, nickels from the sale of chicken eggs paid the college tuition of three children. — Robin Caldwell
Most Read Sayings By Elizabeth Lesser: Read any of the top-selling business books, all of them talk about moving away from Read any of the top-selling business books, all of them talk about moving away from a top down manner of leading to a more inclusive one. It's not happening over night, but if you read the winds of change in most of the democracies in the world we are moving toward shared levels of power. — Elizabeth Lesser
Most Read Sayings By Iain Pears: As in most obituaries, the author said little about the man; they rarely do. But As in most obituaries, the author said little about the man; they rarely do. But the reticence here was greater than usual. It mentioned that Ravenscliff left a wife, but did not say when they married. It said nothing at all about his life, nor where he lived. There were not even any of the usual phrases to give a slight hint: 'a natural raconteur' (loved the sound of his own voice); 'Noted for his generosity to friends' (profligate); 'a formidable enemy . . .' (a brute); 'a severe but fair employer . . .' (a slave-driver); 'devoted to the turf' (never read a book in his life); 'a life-long bachelor' (vice); 'a collector of flowers' (this meant a great womaniser. Why it came to mean such a thing I do not know.) More browsing — Iain Pears
Most Read Sayings By Gretchen Rubin: One of the most important elements of my identity is my identity as a reader. One of the most important elements of my identity is my identity as a reader. I love to read - really, if I'm honest with myself, it's practically the only activity that I truly love to do. — Gretchen Rubin
Most Read Sayings By Billy Graham: Don't take your Bible for granted! For centuries ordinary believers had no access to the Don't take your Bible for granted! For centuries ordinary believers had no access to the Bible; Bibles had to be painstakingly copied by hand and were very expensive. The only access most people had to the Bible was by hearing it read in church. The invention of the printing press changed all that, however, and today the Bible is readily available in multiple translations and hundreds of languages around the world. — Billy Graham
Most Read Sayings By Joseph Alexander Leighton: No generation can do another generation's work for it. What we human beings can do No generation can do another generation's work for it. What we human beings can do at most is to mark out the pathway a little clearer for the generations to come after, and put legible signboards at the points where the greatest dangers have threatened us, in the hope that our posterity will read, understand, and be warned. — Joseph Alexander Leighton
Most Read Sayings By F. Sionil Jose: And old Padre Jose telling him to read as much as he could for the And old Padre Jose telling him to read as much as he could for the world was open only to those who could read and this skill was the most precious gift that any teacher could give.
-Istak — F. Sionil Jose
Most Read Sayings By A.E. Samaan: I find that most people that zealously defend Darwin have not actually read Darwin; definitely I find that most people that zealously defend Darwin have not actually read Darwin; definitely not Darwin's second book, The Descent of Man. — A.E. Samaan
Most Read Sayings By Miley Cyrus: Some of the fanmail is interesting! Some of it's the lyrics to the songs and Some of the fanmail is interesting! Some of it's the lyrics to the songs and stuff, and they'll like, send me their favourite lines, which is cool to ... know what people are liking. Most of them are really cool to read. — Miley Cyrus
Most Read Sayings By Nicholas G. Carr: I think we begin to lose the ability to read in the deepest, most interpretive I think we begin to lose the ability to read in the deepest, most interpretive ways because were not kind of calming our mind and just focusing on the argument or the story. — Nicholas G. Carr