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Reading a novel of a private experience, very, very different, the nature of it is very different.

Reading a poem aloud to an audience is gestural as much as precise.

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.

Reading and conversation may furnish us with many ideas of men and things, yet it is our own meditation that must form our judgment.

Reading builds the educated and informed electorate so vital to our democracy.

Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software.

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking makes what we read ours. So far as we apprehend and see the connection of ideas, so far it is ours; without that it is so much loose matter floating in our brain.

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.

Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.

Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.

Reading is a huge effort for many people, a bore for others, and, believe it or not, many people prefer watching TV.

Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own.

Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual.

Reading is an art form, and every man can be an artist.

Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.

Reading is important.

Reading is like the sex act - done privately, and often in bed.

Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.

Reading is seeing by proxy.

Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought.


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