„That's the magic of books. They're never quite the same for any two people. When you read one, you automatically make it your own.“
— Janette Rallison American writer 1966
Источник: My Unfair Godmother
„Often the boy was overwhelmed by an uncontrollable yearning to write down in books everything he saw, despite what anyone said—two hundred books as thick as the Book of Sermons, whole Bibles, whole chests full of books.“
— Halldór Laxness Icelandic author 1902 - 1998
Heimsljós (World Light) (1940), Book One: The Revelation of the Deity
„If I live to be a hundred--and I hope I do--I won't have time to read all the books I want to read, or talk to the people I want to know. Not party talk. That's a waste of time. Real talk.“
— Brian Keith actor 1921 - 1997
Brian Keith on trying to live a long life
— Harvey Mackay American businessman and journalist 1932
„Jesus, are all vampires over two hundred perverts?"
"I am over two hundred," Jean-Claude said.
"I rest my case.“
— Laurell K. Hamilton, книга Circus of the Damned
Источник: Circus of the Damned
„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 journalist, historian, academic, novelist 1838 - 1918
„There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
1930s, The Conquest of Happiness (1930)
„That's the way it must have been a hundred or two hundred years ago. Hardly any people and hardly any loneliness. I'm undoubtedly over-generalizing, but if the proper qualifications were introduced it would be true.“
— Robert M. Pirsig, книга Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Источник: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974), Ch. 29
„Indian reviewers don’t read books. They have two days to produce 800 words. They read the prologue and then skim a few pages, then they read all the other reviews. If the first two are negative, you can be sure they will all be negative. If the first two are good, the rest will be good. It’s that low-level, that pathetic. It takes a kind of confidence for a reviewer to have their own opinion about a book. And a lot of people here just don’t care about literary novels.“
— Jeet Thayil Indian writer 1959
„What makes all doctrines plain and clear?
About two hundred pounds a year.
And that which was prov'd true before
Prove false again? Two hundred more.“
— Samuel Butler (poet) poet and satirist 1612 - 1680
Canto I, line 1277
Источник: Hudibras, Part III (1678)
„The flies go up the window,
They've nothing else to do,
They go up in their hundreds
And they come down two by two.“
— William Hargreaves English composer 1880 - 1941
Song I Know Where The Flies Go.
— Peter Greenaway British film director 1942
"The Vesalius Song"
M is for Man, Music, and Mozart
— Stephen King, The Running Man
Источник: The Running Man
„The Iraqis have a country that inherited cultures thousands of years old while the Americans have a culture only two hundred years old. Two hundred years will teach thousands of years!? Oh Americans, leave Iraq for its people.“
— Yusuf Qaradawi Egyptian imam 1926
Sheikh Al-Qaradhawi Reacts to the Murder of Four Americans in Al-Fallujah: 'How could you punish an entire people because four corpses were mutilated?' http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/31.htm April 2004.
„If I have not read a book before, it is, to all intents and purposes, new to me, whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.“
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
"On Reading New Books" (1825)
Men and Manners: Sketches and Essays (1852)