“If I had a nickel for every person who ever told me he/she wanted to become a writer but “didn’t have time to read,” I could buy myself a pretty good steak dinner. Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
— Stephen King, On Writing
“I write two pages. And then I read and read and read.”
— José Saramago, recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature
“I can’t begin to tell you the things I discovered while I was looking for something else.”
— Shelby Foote, The Civil War: A Narrative
“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.”
— Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language
“…EVENINGS: See friends. Read in cafés….”
— Henry Miller author of Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring, Tropic of Capricorn, and more.
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