Best 533 of Reader quotes - MyQuotes
I don't personally like the e-readers they've come up with so far. I don't fetishize books, but I do like that they're solid and unchanging.
Robert Aris Willmott
A cultivated reader of history is domesticated in all families; he dines with Pericles, and sups with Titian.
S. A. Tawks
I tried to kill myself when I was thirteen but failed. That was the greatest failure of my life.
Donald Ray Pollock
I was always a big reader, even when everything was bad and miserable.
S. A. Tawks
Between giant spiders and meeting Edmund Ellis did I have a chance, Ms Rainn?
Reading is the life-saving water for our minds. Drink pure words as much as you need and remain alive!
Both my parents were big readers. My dad liked more macho adventure books like Shogun or spy novels. My mother reads murder mysteries. In fact, so does her mother, my grandma.
Maybe someone was reading her right now, and if she looked up, she would see their eyes staring down at her, following her every move. Maybe someone was reading the reader.
The rules of grammar exist in large part to permit readers and writers to operate from a shared set of expectations.
Because at night when others are sleeping, I drown myself in poetry.
S. A. Tawks
My pragmatic nature, my impatience, will most likely have me drunk on aged spirit by noon.
Your favorite story, whatever it might be, was written for one reader
My job as the novelist is to present the whole case, then the reader gets to render her verdict.
A poem is good if it contains a new analogy and startles the reader out of the habit of treating words as counters.
He smirks, shaking his head and letting his eyes wander. I watch him carefully, wondering what I can say to get him to leave. “I’m not leaving until you answer some questions. Plus, I’m holding your sketchbook hostage, so you might want to cooperate.” I raise an eyebrow at him. I guess there isn’t much I can say. “This isn’t a hostage negotiation.” He chuckles half-heartedly as his eyes take me in, almost sizing me up. “I guess I should introduce myself.” He holds a hand out for me to shake. “I’m Nathan.” I stare at his hand for a moment. “Taylor,” I reply, meeting his eyes again without taking his hand. He lets his hand fall back to his side. “At least I got you to say something non-hostile.” “I haven’t been hostile,” I object. His eyebrows shoot up. “Oh, haven’t you?” “Why don’t you leave me alone?” I snap. “Leave and don’t come back.” I move passed him, heading for my apartment. He can’t follow and annoy me if I lock the door. “Where are you going?” he demands. I look back over my shoulder and roll my eyes at him, indicating the answer should be obvious: anywhere he isn’t. Once inside, I slam the door behind me. “That was totally not hostile!” he calls after me, sarcastically. I quickly head for my bedroom door, slamming it, too.
We lusty bibliophiles know that reading, unlike just about anything else, is both good for you and loads of fun.
But I’m sure you, dear Reader, are cleverer than that. For if it really took only so long as Lydia suspected to save the Zs, then there would be much less of this book left than there is, wouldn’t there?
Il y a toujours un lecteur pour chaque livre. Et un livre pour chaque lecteur.
If you don’t want to waste your time on thinking, start reading.
The readers who commited suicide after reading 'Werther' were not ideal but merely sentimental readers.
Whatever solidarity I have established with other writers individually, it is usually organized around books. We connected as readers, as it were, not writers.
I don't feel I have to struggle against allegory. I let the readers do the interpreting.
S. A. Tawks
Do you know what the best and worst thing about a book is? The author can't answer all your questions, only your imagination can.
Those authors who would find many readers, must endeavour to please while they instruct.
Here in the realm of books she’s self-assured. She has some of the control she doesn’t have anywhere else.
You can write about anything, and if you write well enough, even the reader with no intrinsic interest in the subject will become involved.
Writing, at its best and truest, can offer solace and salvation for both readers and writers.
Crassly put: When I write, I am trying not to bore myself and my readers.
As thoroughly as mankind has killed God, the reader has despatched the author.
An allegory is not meant to be taken literally. There is a great lack of comprehension on the part of some readers.
I do like to wrap things up and leave some things to the readers' imagination.
In telling a story one of the most successful devices for easily creating uncanny effects is to leave the reader in uncertainty whether a particular figure in the story is a human being or an automaton and to do it in such a way that his attention is not focused directly upon his uncertainty, so that he may not be led to go into the matter and clear it up immediately.
I'm never sure who I'm writing for, or who's reading me, but I definitely see myself in conspiracy with my readers.
There will always be non-readers, bad readers, lazy readers - there always were.
Before writers are writers they are readers, living in books, through books, in the lives of others that are also the heads of others, in that act that is so intimate and yet so alone.
I quickly learned that reading is cumulative and proceeds by geometrical progression: each new reading builds upon whatever the reader has read before.
S. A. Tawks
There was a moment of silence as they imagined a future in which there existed an organisation that stole imagination for, undoubtedly, a sinister plan.
S. A. Tawks
What could a person like Emily do? Could she possibly satisfy both sides? Or would that only end badly?
Gary D. Schmidt
Reader, I kissed her. A quiet walk we had, she and I.
The last chapter in 'Alice in Worcestershire' is called 'Writing the book'. I started to write that 'Diary' chapter at the very beginning of the process and followed it through to the end... speaking to the reader. My decision to do this was because I've often read autobiographies and wondered how the author felt and how it impacted them writing about painful memories that had been locked away in a deep forgotten place. I wanted to know what was going in their 'present' life while they were writing; about the struggle with sharing their inner secrets and... I'm... inquisitive. (nosy)! It took me over five years to finish 'Alice in Worcestershire' because sometimes, I was simply too drained to continue. Periodically, I updated the 'Diary' chapter and, thankfully, it's enthusiastically appreciated by readers.
I don't want to force my politics on my readers.
But, inevitably, as he [Kierkegaard] approaches what we might call his Christocentric climax many readers drop off. Many scholars just leave that part of his authorship alone.
Arthur Conan Doyle
I am an omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles.
language is magical - it's a form of conjuring. If you do it convincingly, readers will follow you.
Readers travel so fast they don't stop to decipher the meaning of obscure headlines.
The boy took my sketchbook.
I don't have a disregard for my reader in humor pieces.
I'm not a natural reader but there are books I'll read and read again.
Happy be the reader plunged into her book who forgot the world and whom world forgot.
I didn't think much about foreign readers when I began 'Naruto,' but I knew that many of the artists who influenced me had already been accepted overseas.