„A person, who reads only to print, to all probability reads amiss“
Briefe, das Studium der Theologie betressend (1780-81), Vierundzwanzigster Brief; cited from Bernhard Suphan (ed.) Herders sämmtliche Werke (Berlin: Weidmann, 1877-1913) vol. 10, p. 260. Translation from Samuel Taylor Coleridge Biographia Literaria (London: Rest Fenner, 1817) vol. 1, ch. 11, pp. 233-34.
Kontext: With the greatest possible solicitude avoid authorship. Too early or immoderately employed, it makes the head waste and the heart empty; even were there no other worse consequences. A person, who reads only to print, to all probability reads amiss; and he, who sends away through the pen and the press every thought, the moment it occurs to him, will in a short time have sent all away, and will become a mere journeyman of the printing-office, a compositor.
Am sorgfältigsten, mein Freund, meiden Sie die Autorschaft darüber. Zu früh oder unmäßig gebraucht, macht sie den Kopf wüste und das Herz leer, wenn sie auch sonst keine üblen Folgen gäbe. Ein Mensch, der die Bibel nur lieset, um sie zu erläutern, lieset sie wahrscheinlich übel, und wer jeden Gedanken, der ihm aufstößt, durch Feder und Presse versendet, hat sie in kurzer Zeit alle versandt, und wird bald ein blosser Diener der Druckerey, ein Buchstabensetzer werden.
„However, if I shall live to be eighty I shall probably be the only person left in England who reads anything but newspapers and scientific publications.“
— Matthew Arnold English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools 1822 - 1888
In a letter to his sister, New Year's Day, 1882. Quoted in the Preface
Matthew Arnold's Notebooks (1902)
— Earl Nightingale American motivational speaker 1921 - 1989
Zdroj: Lead the Field
— Ronald Fisher English statistician, evolutionary biologist, geneticist, and eugenicist 1890 - 1962
31 May 1929, in a letter to K.Sisam, Oxford University Press. Printed in Natural Selection, Heredity, and Eugenics, p. 20, ed. J.H.Bennett, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983.
— Dan Savage American sex advice columnist and gay rights campaigner 1964
Zdroj: American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics
— Marshall McLuhan, kniha The Gutenberg Galaxy
Zdroj: The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962), p. 245
„What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.“
— Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892
Varianta: What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
„My mother is probably the wisest person I've ever known. She's not schooled, she's not well read. But she has a philosophy of life that makes well-read people seem like morons.“
— Gene Simmons Israeli-born American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and actor 1949
Fresh Air interview (February 4, 2002)
„And everyone's reading, you have to read, you can't be on the tube without reading, reading is very important. You get on on the morning and every single person is reading the Metro. Everyone, everyone. [imitates line of people reading newspaper] Why doesn't one person just read it to the carriage?“
— Michael McIntyre British comedian 1976
Live at the Apollo (November 26, 2007)
— Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983
Originál: Trova quella persona che, guardandoti negli occhi, riesce a leggere il tuo cuore.
„Education must be a lifelong pursuit. The person who doesn't read is not better off than the person who can't.“
— Sean Covey author; business executive 1964
Zdroj: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide
— William Lyon Phelps American author, critic and scholar 1865 - 1943
„The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.“
— Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
„It's only adults who read the top layers most of the time. I think children read the internal meanings of everything.“
— Maurice Sendak American illustrator and writer of children's books 1928 - 2012
Zdroj: The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to Present
„An author that's in now might be out in ten years. And vice-versa. Who knows when the final sifting is done, in the year 2050, say, who will be read of my generation? You'd like to think you will be one. But there has to be a constant weeding that goes on. The Victorians read all kinds of writers who we don't have time for now. Who reads Thackeray? An educated person reads Dickens, or reads some Dickens. But Thackeray?“
— John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic 1932 - 2009
Salon interview (2000)
„Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.“
— Arnold Bennett English novelist 1867 - 1931
The Journals of Arnold Bennett, ed. Newman Flower (pub. Cassell, 1932)