Quotes about reading

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„Just because you read it in a magazine,
Or see it on a TV screen
Don't make it factual.“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009

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HIStory: Past, Present & Future, Book I (1995)

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„Read history, works of truth, not novels and romances“

—  Robert E. Lee Confederate general in the Civil War 1807 - 1870

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„Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God all the time.“

—  Paramahansa Yogananda Yogi, a guru of Kriya Yoga and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship 1893 - 1952

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„We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.“

—  B.F. Skinner American behaviorist 1904 - 1990

As quoted in B. F. Skinner : The Man and His Ideas (1968) by Richard Isadore Evans, p. 73.
Context: We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.

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„No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.“

—  Edvard Munch Norwegian painter and printmaker 1863 - 1944

Quote from Munch's text (1889) 'Impressions from a ballroom, New Year's Eve in St. Cloud' - also known as 'The St. Cloud Manifesto'
1880 - 1895

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“