Как ночное небо: чем больше смотришь, тем больше звезд. Дми́трий Серге́евич Мережко́вский - русский писатель (1865-1941), из "Иисус Неизвестный", Том первый, Часть I (1932/34), Котировочная книга 2024 It is like the night sky: the longer you gaze at it, the greater is the multitude of the stars. Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky - Russian writer (1865-1941), from "Jesus the Unknown", volume 1,...

Quality of reading

Want to improve your quality of life? Improve the quality of your reading. Jyoti Guptara – English writer and business consultant (b. 1988)

Read new

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. Haruki Murakami - Japanese writer (b. 1949), from "Norwegian Wood" ("ノルウェイの森", 1987), Quotations book 2023


La lecture d'un livre est comme l'exploration d'un univers. par Marguerite Duras - née Marguerite Germaine Marie Donnadieu, écrivaine et réalisatrice française (1914-1996)

Knowledge increases like compound interest

Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it. Warren Buffett – American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930), to students at the Columbia University (c. 2002), Quotations book 2023

Reading > Writing > Thinking

You can't replace reading with other sources of information like videos, because you need to read in order to write well, and you need to write in order to think well. Paul Graham – English-born American computer scientist, entrepreneur and author (b. 1964), in a "Twitter" message from November 16th, 2021 (since 2023 "X"), Quotations book 2023

The fine difference

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs. Zig Ziglar - American author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur (1926-2012)


If people stop reading, they stop thinking, and if they stop thinking, they become vulnerable to manipulation. Leaders are readers. The connection between reading and success (personal and societal) cannot be overemphasized. Jyoti Guptara – English writer and business consultant (b. 1988), Quotations book 2022


You have got to write the first sentence of a story so that whoever reads it will want to read the second one. William Faulkner - American writer, Nobel Prize in literature 1949 (1897-1962), from a from December 1951, published in Joseph Blotner (ed.): "Selected Letters of William Faulkner" (1976), Quotations book 2022


There are more truths in a good book than it"s author meant to put in it. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach - Austrian writer (1830-1916), from her "Aphorisms", published in "Collected Works", book 1 (1893)

Brief and clear

Whatever you are teaching be brief so that impressionable minds may readily understand what you’ve said, and hold fast to it. Quidquid praecipies, esto brevis, ut cito dicta, percipiant animi dociles teneantque fideles. Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horaz) - Roman writer (65-8 B.C.), from "Ars poetica" 335 (c. 19 B.C.), Quotations book 2020


Each learns more readily, and retains more willingly, what makes him laugh than what he approves of and respects. Discit enim citius meminitque libentius illud quod quis deridet quam quod probat et veneratur. Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horaz) - Roman writer (65-8 B.C.), from "Epistularum liber secundus" (c. 14 B.C.), Quotations book 2020


Il mondo è un bel libro, ma poco serve a chi non lo sa leggere. Carlo Goldoni - drammaturgo e librettista italiano (1707-1793), da "La Pamela", Act 1, Scena 14 (1750) The world is a beautiful book, but of little use to him who cannot read it. Carlo Goldoni - Italian playwright and librettist (1707-1793), from "La Pamela", Act 1, Scene 14...


Отлично думается, читая. Лев Николаевич Толстой - русский писатель (1828-1910), из своих дневников (1857), Котировочная книга 2019

Reading strenghtens

Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body. Joseph Addison - British politician and writer (1672-1719), in "The Tatler", N° 147 (1709), Quotations book 2018

Reading as key

Someone who understands how to read, possesses the key to great deeds, to undreamed possibilities. attributed to Aldous Leonard Huxley - British writer (1894-1963)

Bon livre

A good book is a good friend. Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre - French writer (1737-1814), from "Paul and Virginie" (1788), Quotations book 2018 Un bon livre est un bon ami. Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre - écrivain français (1737-1814), de "Paul et Virginie" (1788), Brochure de citation 2018

Quoting better

It"s a MUCH more effective quotation to attribute it to Aristotle, rather than to Will Durant. Frank F. Herron - American lecturer for communication sciences (b. 1952) [Aristotle: Greek philosopher (384-322 B.C.); Will Durant: American philosopher and priest (1885-1981)]

Second thought

Writing is the art of the second thought. René J. Cappon - American author and journalist (1924-2007), Quotattions book 2014