To read the Bible is of itself a laudable occupation and can scarcely fail of being a useful employment of time; but the habit of reflecting upon what you have read is equally essential as than of reading itself, to give it all the efficacy of which it is susceptible.
The things worth writing about, and the things worth reading about, are the things that feel almost beyond description at the start and are, because of that, frightening.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first.
I'm 24, so I'll go out and, yeah, have a few drinks and dance — I love to dance — and have a good time, but I like to do other things, too. I like going to the beach and reading and hiking.
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.
I remember reading the cruelest, most awful thing about my hair online. A person speculated about who I was as a person and even read into my personal life based solely off my hairstyle. He or she said I must be lazy because I have short hair. It was just devastating.
My earliest memory is my mom picking me up after I had fallen down, giving me a big hug and reading me 'Goodnight Moon'. From that moment, to this one, every single memory I have of my mom is that regardless of what was happening in her life, she was always, always there for me.
I never feel lonely if I've got a book — they're like old friends. Even if you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.
Reading — quotes and aphorisms
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life.
A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
I was reading a magazine when I was a little kid, probably about twelve years old, and an ad said that if you sell so many jars of Noxzema skin cream, we'll sell you a ukulele. So I went out and banged on doors in the snow in Quincy, Massachusetts, where I was raised, and I sold the skin cream.
In order to have a charismatic leader, you have to have a charismatic program. Because if you have a charismatic program, then if you can read you can lead. When the leader gets killed while you're reading from page 13 of your charismatic program, you can bury the man with honors, then continue the plan by reading from page 14. Let's keep on.
There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
I've always wanted to see what Egypt was like when they were building the pyramids or Rome at the height of the empire or Greece — more specifically, Crete before it was destroyed. Why? Because I'm curious how we all hung out on a day to day basis, what was the chit chat, etc. Reading things in a book never gives you the feel.
I don't believe in 'thinking' old. Although I've transitioned through many bodies — a baby, toddler, child, teen, young adult, mid-life and older adult — my spirit is unchanged. I support my body with exercise, my mind with reading and writing, and my spirit with the knowing that I am part of the Divine source of all life.
Do activities you're passionate about — which make your heart and soul feel perky — including things like working out, cooking, painting, writing, yoga, hiking, walking, swimming, being in nature, being around art, or reading inspiring books.
Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing. Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.