Reading Or Writing Quotes by Rex Stout, Todd Solondz, John Green, Thomas a Kempis, Oliver Sacks, Christopher Hitchens and many others.
I still can’t decide which is more fun – reading or writing.
At eleven I was at the peak of my creative powers: I was writing stories and playlets, putting together poetryprojects. I was absorbed by my ‘work.’ At twelve I was no longer reading or writing, just counting off days and checking them off. I was interested in survival.
[This] is very important to remember when reading or writing or talking or whatever: You are never, ever choosing whether to use symbols. You are choosing which symbols to use.
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
In terms of brain development, musical performance is every bit as important educationally as reading or writing.
Alcohol makes other people less tedious, and food less bland, and can help provide what the Greeks called entheos, or the slight buzz of inspiration when reading or writing
If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write.
You can’t know what a book is about until the very end. This is true of a book we’re reading or writing.
My mother used to do all the things that were important to her after midnight. … Sometimes I’d sneak downstairs and see her knitting, or reading, or writing letters. I’d think of her as a thief, stealing the tail end of the day, the hours nobody else wanted or used.