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Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
- Margaret Fuller

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Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet
believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poetry should...
should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts,
and appear almost a remembrance.
- John Keats

 

No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results?
- John Barton

What makes a story is how well it manages to connect with the reader,
the visceral effect it has.
- Len Wein

I notice that students, particularly for gay students,
it's too easy to write about my last trick or something.
It's not very interesting to the reader.
- Thom Gunn

I have deliberately left Sylvester and Julia's appearances
to the reader's imagination.
- Mary Wesley

The reader's challenge is to replicate the experiment
by reading the poem and to draw their own conclusions.
- John Barton

No one in my family was a reader of literary fiction.
So, I didn't have encouragement, but I didn't have discouragement,
because I don't think anybody knew what that meant.
- Amy Tan

Anybody who claims to read the entire paper every day
is either the world's fastest reader or the world's biggest liar.
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

Each reader needs to bring his or her own mind and heart to the text.
- Dean Koontz

I was a big Nancy Drew reader.
Nancy figures it out.
Case closed.
- Sarah Vowell

Sometimes the reader will decide something else than the author's intent;
this is certainly true of attempts to empirically decipher reality.
- John M. Ford

The things I write are for those who are willing to
accept a new relationship between the reader and the author.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure.
Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader.
- Joseph Joubert

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp.
The reader, reading it, makes it live:
a live thing,
a story.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

I have one main reader, Miriam Gomez,
my wife.
She reads everything I write - I have not finished
writing something and she is already reading it.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

On a daily basis there are some huge ones that are,
sure, from time to time, but it is helping the reader
sort through all this sort of gray stuff out there.
- Jim Lehrer

The demand that I make of my reader is that he should
devote his whole Life to reading my works.
- James Joyce

But we talk about issues, we talk about people,
we talk about personalities.
George is a very good reader of people,
and he's very perceptive about people,
and you know, that's fine.
- Laura Bush

But that private world, once it's dramatised,
doesn't live again until it finds a reader.
- John McGahern

If poetry alters the way in which the reader views the world,
then it has had its desired effect.
- John Barton

If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in
his judgment of his own works,
no less are they in his reader.
- Sarah Fielding

Millions of dollars' worth of advertising shows such
little respect for the reader's intelligence that it
amounts almost to outright insult.
- James Randolph Adams

Who is the ideal reader? God only knows.
- John Barton

I read while the kids play.
I can see them from the kitchen window.
And I'm a fast reader.
- Reese Witherspoon

Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity,
it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts,
and appear almost a remembrance.
- John Keats

Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound,
both aloud and inside the head of the reader.
You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear.
- Helen Dunmore

A writer is, after all, only half his book.
The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.
- P. L. Travers

The prime goal of an author is the same as a musician,
which is to emotionally connect with the reader in some way or another.
- Ken Hill

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

Every reader knows about the feeling that characters
in books seem more real than real people.
- Cornelia Funke

Almost anything is too much.
I am trying in my poems to have the reader be the experiencer.
I do not want to be there.
It is not even a walk we take together.
- Mary Oliver

I do insist on making what I hope is sense so there's
always a coherent narrative or argument that the reader can follow.
- Howard Nemerov

I can't write without a reader.
It's precisely like a kiss - you can't do it alone.
- John Cheever

When I write, I enjoy myself so much that what is being
written really needs no reader.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I surrendered to a world of my imagination,
reenacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me.
I became a very active reader, especially history and Shakespeare.
- Andrew Wyeth

I'm a lousy reader.
- Broderick Crawford

The reader becomes God, for all textual purposes.
I see your eyes glazing over, so I'll hush.
- David Foster Wallace

I get to show the reader the essence of the book without giving anything away.
- Mary Grandpre

It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I was quite a reader before I became a writer.
- Tom T. Hall

I do want to write about Jane Whitefield again,
but only when I have a good enough idea -
something I've figured out about her that's news and
that's worth a reader's time.
- Thomas Perry

Hypocrite reader my fellow my brother!
- Charles Baudelaire

Some manufacturers illustrate their advertisements with abstract paintings.
I would only do this if I wished to conceal from the
reader what I was advertising.
- David Ogilvy

The reader need not be told that John Bull never leaves
home without encumbering himself with the greatest
possible load of luggage.
Our companions were no exception to the rule.
- Francis Parkman

Naturally, the reader has access only to the events
I show and the way I show them,
but as has been said, there's generally a good deal
of ambiguity in that presentation.
- John M. Ford

It is also one of the pleasures of oral biography,
in that the reader, rather than editor,
is jury.
- George Plimpton

A writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary
readers for ten readers in ten years' time and for
one reader in a hundred years' time.
- Arthur Koestler

I'm an avid biography reader.
- Brent Spiner

The way a book is read, which is to say,
the qualities a reader brings to a book can have as
much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it.
- Norman Cousins

Without books I would not have become a vivacious reader,
and if you are not a reader you are not a writer.
- Ken Follet

The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not
with the boy or the girl in the book,
but with the mind that conceived and composed that book.
- Vladimir Nabokov

That writer does the most who gives his reader the
most knowledge and takes from him the least time.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I think there's no excuse for the American poetry reader
not knowing a good deal about what is going on in the rest of the world.
- James Laughlin

For success, the author must make the reader care about
the destiny of the principals,
and sustain this anxiety, or suspense,
for about 100,000 words.
- Ken Follett

I think Walking Dead is one of the friendliest new
reader type books in that every time a new trade is shipped out,
a new issue is shipped out at the same time.
- Robert Kirkman

Ideally a book would have no order in it,
and the reader would have to discover his own.
- Raoul Vaneigem

I have no ambition to surprise my reader.
Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.
- Anthony Trollope

No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without
being a reader of the Bible,
and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.
- Fisher Ames

I want you, as a reader, to experience what I experience,
to let that other world, that imaginary world that I have created,
tell you things about the real world.
- Terry Brooks

In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower,
neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem
says apart from the words of the poem.
- Allen Tate

I'm the slowest reader in the world,
because I perform it all in my head.
- Honor Blackman

The headline is the most important element of an ad.
It must offer a promise to the reader of a believable benefit.
And it must be phrased in a way to give it memory value.
- Morris Hite

To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment
for having disturbed the reader's peace.
The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.
- Anatole Broyard

It is the job of the novelist to touch the reader.
- Elizabeth George

Journalism's ultimate purpose is to inform the reader,
to bring him each day a letter from home and never
to permit the serving of special interests.
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

The reader has to be creative when he's reading.
He has to try to make the thing alive.
A good reader has to do a certain amount of work when he is reading.
- Nathalie Sarraute

I have never written a book that didn't teach me
far more than it taught any reader.
- Isaac Asimov


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