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I think the reason I don't read is because, when I'm reading, I feel like I'm missing out on something else. You know, What are my friends doing? Where's my girlfriend?~Adam Sandler


Friends Reading Doing

I read just endlessly, ceaselessly, almost every book, it seems!~Alice Paul


Book Almost Read

I have not placed reading before praying because I regard it more important, but because, in order to pray aright, we must understand what we are praying for.~Angelina Grimke


Reading Important Must

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.~Anthony Burgess


Book Reading Possession

I get caught up in my bubble of reading, writing, or music.~Antonio Banderas


Music Writing Reading

The trouble with the future is that it usually arrives before we're ready for it.~Arnold H. Glasow


Future Trouble Ready

Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software.~Arthur C. Clarke


Computers Reading Sex

Reading a newspaper is like reading someone's letters, as opposed to a biography or a history. The writer really does not know what will happen. A novelist needs to feel what that is like.~A. S. Byatt


History Reading Know

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.~A. J. Liebling


People News Read

I was thrilled to be able to read at three. I just thought everyone loved reading as much as I did.~Adora Svitak


Reading Loved Thought

Reading was and still is my real joy.~Ahmed Zewail


Joy Reading Real

Macbeth was the first play I ever read.~Alan Cumming


Play First Read

Body-shaming is something I feel really strongly about. I think about my niece, I think about my friends who have daughters being on the Internet and reading these things, and it just makes me furious. It makes me so angry.~Allison Tolman


Friends Reading Me

The inevitable has always found me ready and hopeful.~Amelia Barr


Me Ready Inevitable

I love reading but I never last very long because I fall asleep right away.~Andre Rieu


Love Reading Fall

When I read, I'm purely a reader.~Anne Tyler


Read Purely Reader

The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade.~Anthony Trollope


Reading Habit Fade

What is for sale, what is not? If we really think that making your apologies to your wife or reading a bedside story to your child are activities that we can pay a stranger to do, then, without moralising, what has happened to us?~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Wife Child Reading

Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.~Augusten Burroughs


Focus Solitude Reading

I love to read, and I love Martina Cole.~Abbey Clancy


Love Read I Love

There's no reason anybody should be reading too much into 'Thrift Shop.' I just have because I have a 10-year-old and a 7-year-old who are really into going to lyric websites, hitting print, and printing lyrics for every song that's popular.~Al Madrigal


Reading Song Reason

I've been reading scripts where they've been doing a lot of singing now, but within the dark, realistic story line. I would love, love, love, love to do that. But not a musical on Broadway, I don't have that kind of energy or stamina.~Alia Shawkat


Love Dark Reading

I went to church irregularly and was mostly reading comics in the pew.~Alice Sebold


Reading Church Comics

Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful, more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips, if you take your time. Reading is not an exception.~Amos Oz


Time Small Reading

I recommend the art of slow reading.~Amos Oz


Art Reading Slow

I'm sick of the treadmill.~Andrea Martin


Sick Treadmill

I read on my iPad. But honestly, I prefer print.~Andrew Rosenthal


iPad Read Print

Because they are inherently social, people find value in reading the same books and watching the same movies that others do.~Anita Elberse


People Value Reading

My perfect reader doesn't just read - he or she devours books.~Anthony Horowitz


Perfect She Read

I like to read Bengali novels and short stories. I am not that fond of reading English books, as I don't have a connect with it.~Arijit Singh


I Am Short Reading

Reading the play at home, however fulfilling, can never be the vivacious experience that Shakespeare intended.~Arthur Smith


Home Experience Reading

I'm not ready to do any compromises for my work.~Audrey Tautou


Work Ready Compromises

I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.~A. C. Benson


Newspaper Read Fiction

Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition.~A. R. Ammons


Poetry Reading Free

I really like knowledge and reading books and just generally immersing myself in information.~Adam D'Angelo


Knowledge Myself Reading

I fell in love with reading when I was allowed to choose whatever books I wanted to check out of the library. I was around nine years old when I began choosing my own books in earnest.~Adriana Trigiani


Love Reading Library

I loved to read, still do, and it seemed that the writing was a result of the love of books and reading and libraries.~Adriana Trigiani


Love Writing Reading

I love a sandwich that you can barely fit in your mouth because there's so much stuff on it. The bread should not be the main thing on a sandwich.~Adrianne Palicki


Love You Bread

Reading is a heady thing. You can be into the action of someone's thoughts and take a whole trip down someone's ruminations while seconds tick by in the world that they're in, but you can't really do that in film.~Alan Tudyk


World Reading Thoughts

I always say that keeping abreast of science should never be seen as a chore. It should be something you do naturally. I don't sit there reading 'New Scientist,' putting post-it notes next to ideas.~Alastair Reynolds


Science Reading Ideas

I probably read Harriet the Spy about 70,000 times.~Alison Bechdel


Spy Read Times

People really want to think that these things really happened. I don't know why that important, but I know that when I finish reading a novel or something, I want to know how much of that really happened to this author.~Alison Bechdel


People Finish Reading

But I read comic books. I read things like Richie Rich and Little Lulu.~Alison Bechdel


Rich Like Read

Reading while I'm writing ideally inspires my competitive side. When I read great writers, I want to be a better writer.~Amity Gaige


Great Writing Reading

Reading 'Blood Will Out,' one begins to understand how so many people were duped by Clark Rockefeller. All the imposter needs is some kind of initial agreement that he is who he says he is; thereafter, consensus builds via a network of human relationships.~Amity Gaige


People Reading Blood

Sometimes I can think of nothing more blissful than going to Berkeley and reading Byron for three years.~Andrea Riseborough


Reading Nothing Think

Calvin and Hobbes are the only two characters from my childhood reading that I return to with any regularity, and they have grown with me, yielding newer and deeper meaning.~Anthony Marra


Childhood Reading Me

I never grew up reading or fantasizing about fairy tales. I was always too busy, like, outside being a kid.~Armie Hammer


Busy Reading Up

I try to keep my closet organized by color and category so that it's not only aesthetically pleasing but practical as well - it really makes getting ready so much easier.~Aslaug Magnusdottir


Color Try Ready

Writers don't write writing, they write reading. When I was a kid, I read four or five books a week. And that is how I became a writer.~Avi


Week Writing Reading

Just as we were finishing 'Paul's Boutique' we got our own places, and I was going out to clubs a lot less. I got a bit more introverted and spent a lot more time on my own reading. I would just go down to the esoteric bookstore and wander around.~Adam Yauch


Time Reading Down

As a reader, when the writer gets sentimental, you drift, because there's something fishy going on there. You recognize a moment that's largely about the writer and the writer's own need to believe in something that might not in fact exist. As a reader, you think, 'Where did the story go? Where did the person I'm reading about go?'~Adrian Nicole LeBlanc


Moment Believe Reading

I picked books by their covers - the worse the cover, the more I wanted to read it.~Ahmet Zappa


Read More Books

I didn't read at all until I was 12. I just couldn't. It was too frustrating.~Ahmet Zappa


Read Until Just

Nothing worse than reading a love scene written by your father.~Alafair Burke


Love Father Reading

Reading is as much a part of life as any part, and it's life itself. And it allows us to live other lives that we might not have lived if we hadn't picked up those books.~Alan Cheuse


Life Reading Live

The class has become over the years fairly large, running to three hundred or more, but I always insist upon reading all the student folklore collections myself. Although this is a tall order, I look forward to it because I learn so much from it.~Alan Dundes


Myself Learn Reading

I am not ready to back away from my views.~Alexei Navalny


I Am Ready Away

I read everything from comics to magazines to fiction - I learned to read in English, years before being able to speak a word of it, by reading 'National Geographic.'~Alvaro Enrigue


Reading Speak Everything

Anything that I read, I read because I'm interested in it.~Andy Richter


Anything Because Read

But I don't read a lot of fiction. I prefer the nonfiction stuff.~Andy Richter


Nonfiction Read Fiction

I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love.~Anita Diament


Love Reading Rejection

I've read only fiction, so I don't know anything actual.~Anna Torv


Know Anything Read

Well, I mean, bread, I mean, I've got to have bread too to live.~Anthony Quinn


Live Bread Mean

I love academics, theory and all that. I love and admire that and try to do as much reading as I can.~Anton Yelchin


Love Reading Admire

I want to read Keats and Wordsworth, Hemingway, George Orwell.~Aravind Adiga


Want Read Orwell

I write contemporary fiction, and that is what my readers want to read.~Alex Flinn


Want Read Fiction

In 'Finding Nemo,' all of the voices were recorded separate - so I would be in a sound booth in a studio by myself reading the lines with just the director. Basically, you can just come in, and it doesn't matter what you are wearing or what you look like; it is all about how your voice sounds.~Alexander Gould


Myself Reading Finding

What a sense of superiority it gives one to escape reading some book which everyone else is reading.~Alice James


Book Reading Escape

I love reading about the supernatural, and time-slip novels, and the mistress of both is Barbara Erskine.~Alison Weir


Love Reading Mistress

My mom was really of the belief that, as long as you were reading anything, it was okay. Just read.~Amelia Atwater-Rhodes


Mom Reading Long

The more I like a book, the more slowly I read. this spontaneous talking back to a book is one of the things that makes reading so valuable.~Anatole Broyard


Book Reading Talking

I'm not a booky actor, I don't go away and do loads of reading up on a part, generally. I'm more interested in what the people we're portraying do physically, and looking at their sentence construction.~Andrew Buchan


People Reading Looking

To make the reader afraid, I had to be afraid.~Andrew Pyper


Afraid Make Reader

I am doing a lot of work for my church, taking an evangelism class, doing a lot of reading - mostly the Bible and things that coordinate with the Bible and go with the evangelism class.~Angus T. Jones


Work I Am Reading

I really started to get into reading the Bible and I started to look for a church to go to. Every Sunday I was going to like three or four churches, I was just looking for the right church.~Angus T. Jones


Sunday Reading Looking

I'm good at reading people.~Al Alvarez


Good People Reading

In theater, you go in-depth with your character, so coming to the States, it was inevitable to dig into the pilots I liked. I knew what characters I was going to be reading for, so I would dissect them and really get involved with them.~Adan Canto


Character Reading You

You become a reader by reading the literature, not by reading the handbooks about it.~Aidan Chambers


Reading Literature You

Empathy is not as complicated when you have some aspects in common with your character; it's not impossible to know someone who's like you in many ways but different in one. This is true especially if you are a reader. Reading makes you accustomed to inhabiting other lives and sensibilities.~Antonya Nelson


Character Empathy Reading

I'm ready to win.~Asafa Powell


Win Ready

No one bothered reading the books and understanding - and again, I'm not being high-falutin' about it - but I think our books are great literature with great metaphors of real life dealing with fears and hopes.~Avi Arad


Life Great Reading

I started reading the Bible. All of a sudden the words jumped off the page and became real.~Austin Peck


Words Reading Bible

Kids are no longer interested in reading comic books; they've got television and the electronic games that they can bury themselves in like ostriches. They don't have to pay attention to what's going on in the world around them.~Al Feldstein


World Reading Television

Some actors come to the set ready to do their parts a certain way.~Alan J. Pakula


Way Ready Some

I tried reading Hilbert. Only his papers published in mathematical periodicals were available at the time. Anybody who has tried those knows they are very hard reading.~Alonzo Church


Time Reading Tried

Like many authors, I caught the writing bug during my teenage years. I don't remember the exact day or year, but I remember that reading S.E. Hinton's 'The Outsiders' sparked my interest in writing.~Ally Carter


Day Writing Reading

I was really, really, really enthusiastic as a kid. I was up for anything. I was hugely into music and theatre. I was a big musical theatre kid; I loved reading.~Amanda Marshall


Music Theatre Reading

I've read the 'Mortal Instruments' series; I was obsessed with those.~Amandla Stenberg


Read Mortal Obsessed

Comics are cool. I read 'Batman' and 'Spawn'.~Andrew Lawrence


Cool Read Comics

I'm happy to see book clubs on TV. Talking about books has always been an important and invigorating part of reading them, and it's nice that that is getting attention from the media.~Ann Packer


Happy Book Reading

Read everything! I believe that reading made me a writer.~Ann Packer


Believe Reading Me

I didn't grow up reading the Bible.~Anna Diop


Reading Grow Up Grow

He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.~Arthur Balfour


Art Reading Learned

Good stories flow like honey. Bad stories stick in the craw. A bad story? One that cannot be absorbed on the first time of reading.~Arthur Christiansen


Time Good Reading