The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.
To admit authorities, however heavily furred and gowned, into our libraries and let them tell us how to read, what to read, what value to place upon what we read, is to destroy the spirit of freedom which is the breath of those sanctuaries.
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Once she knows how to read there’s only one thing you can teach her to believe in—and that is herself.
Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have to make money by writing about it. I detest them.
Make a lot of walks to get healthy and don’t read that much but save yourself some until you’re grown up.
If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
I learned to write fiction the way I learned to read fiction – by skipping the parts that bored me.