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Didn't come up here to read. Came up here to hit.Hank Aaron

I've read short stories that are as dense as a 19th century novel and novels that really are short stories filled with a lot of helium.Lynn Abbey

Editors of open anthologies actively seek submissions from all comers, established and unknown. They are willing to read whatever the tide washes up at their feet.Lynn Abbey

Sometimes when I'm really enjoying a book, I'll read a sentence or paragraph and just think - how can someone's head be wired in such a way that they'd come up with that?Joe Abercrombie

The first epics were intended for recitation; the literary epic is meant to be read.Lascelles Abercrombie

I myself never make any notes. Usually, if I write something down, I can't read it afterwards.Roman Abramovich

I read our emails every day and I know there are people out there who think I'm awful.Dan Abrams

If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means, you have missed the body of the poem.M. H. Abrams

If I had one piece of advice for people - if they are cooking from the Alinea cookbook, the Betty Crocker cookbook or the back of the box - read through the entire recipe first before reaching for any ingredients, and then read again and execute the directions.Grant Achatz

When I began going to school and learned to read, I encountered stories of other people and other lands.Chinua Achebe

I understand that when people read my books that there's something there - but I don't identify with it.Kathy Acker

I never read in bed, only in my study.Peter Ackroyd

The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by 500 readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the 500, he reaches the five hundred thousand.Brooks Adams

The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by five hundred readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the five hundred, he reaches the five hundred thousand.Henry Adams

Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published - certainly in the 20 years prior to that.Robert Adamson

I no longer buy papers or tabloids or magazines or read blogs. I used to. But it was just filling up my day with hatred.Adele

I would come, many years later, to understand why 'To Kill A Mockingbird' is considered 'an important novel', but when I first read it at 11, I was simply absorbed by the way it evoked the mysteries of childhood, of treasures discovered in trees, and games played with an exotic summer friend.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I've always been curious about how much of our cultural baggage we bring to what and how we read. I suspect we bring a lot, although we like to think we don't.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Like most of my friends in school, I was a member of multiple circulating libraries; and all of us, to begin with, borrowed and read the same things.Aravind Adiga

I don't read books regularly, because I'm always writing them. I've written 30 books, thousands of pages.Ferran Adria