Medicine is learned by the bedside and not in the classroom. Let not your conceptions of disease come from words heard in the lecture room or read from the book. See, and then reason and compare and control. But see first.— William Osler
Bumbling Reading Room quotations
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
The doors of churches, hotels, concert halls and reading rooms are alike closed against the Negro as a man, but every place is open to him as a servant.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Reading is dreaming with open eyes.
I must say I find television very educational.
The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book. ANOTHER VERSION I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. ANOTHER VERSION I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book.
The First Amendment's language leaves no room for inference that abridgments of speech and press can be made just because they are slight. That Amendment provides, in simple words, that "Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." I read "no law . . . abridging" to mean no law abridging.
The first duty of the novelist is to entertain.
It is a moral duty. People who read your books are sick, sad, traveling, in the hospital waiting room while someone is dying. Books are written by the alone for the alone.
Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
There is something so deeply visceral about libraries for me-rooms and rooms full of people dreaming and remembering.
We find little in a book but what we put there.
But in great books, the mind finds room to put many things.
Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has on the book I am reading.
Every time you subtract negative from your life, you make room for more positive.
To read Helen Macdonald's memoir, H Is for Hawk, is to feel as though Emily Bronte just turned up at your door, trailing all the windy, feral outdoors into your living room.
I just want to stay in my hotel room, read my book. I enjoy that private time.
Toxic thoughts leave no room for truth to flourish.
And in the absence of truth, lies reign. Spend some time soaking in your favorite verses from Scripture tonight. The more we read God's truths and let truth fill our minds, the less time we'll spend contemplating untruths and toxic thoughts.
You only live once. You don't want your tombstone to read: Played it safe.
When I was a junior, my school introduced badminton, which was clearly a P.
E. department ploy to get me away from the wrestling room, and it worked, since the first time I played badminton was like the first time I tasted sushi or heard the Beatles or read Wordsworth. This was a sport? This counted for gym requirements?
I don't care about truth; I care about art and style and writing and occupying the wall. For me, my writing style is very linked to the fact that it is a work of art on the wall. I had to find a way to write in concise, effective phrases that people standing or walking into a room could read.
There are six elements of gravitas critical to leadership: grace under fire, decisiveness, emotional intelligence and the ability to read a room, integrity and authenticity (people don't like fakes), a vision that inspires others, and a stellar reputation.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.
Another woman approached me while I was having lunch at the Russian Tea Room in New York and told me that the reason she had become a lawyer was because she had read 'Rage of Angels'. To me, that kind of feedback has more meaning than any sales figures.
I'm very shy really. I spend a lot of time in my room alone reading or writing or watching television.
Sit in a room and read--and read and read.
And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
His achievements read like the graffiti on the walls of a hangman's changing room.
I seldom read on beaches or in gardens.
You can't read by two lights at once, the light of day and the light of the book. You should read by electric light, the room in shadow, and only the page lit up.
Why can't Americans do their own taxes? Because the federal Tax Code is out of control, that's why. It's gigantic and insanely complex, and it gets worse all the time. Nobody has ever read the whole thing. IRS workers are afraid to go into the same ROOM with it.
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
God is still in the business of coming down to earth: to this cubicle, this email, this room, this house, this job, this hospital room, this car, this bed, this vacation. Any place can become Bethel, the house of God. Cleveland, maybe. Or the chair you're sitting in as you read these words.
I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book.
When I die there may be a paragraph or two in the newspapers.
My name will linger in the British Museum Reading Room catalogue for a space at the head of a long list of books for which no one will ever ask.
The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.
The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.
I don't have any TVs with their over-the-air receivers connected in my house.
But when I'm in a hotel room or other places that have a TV, then I turn it on and flip the channels just like everybody else. I'm not immune to the lures of television. I just try to stay away from it because I like to read.
When I was in London for The Brits recently I read that I had asked for a Jacuzzi in the dressing room - how ridiculous is that?
You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
If I were founding a university I would begin with a smoking room;
next a dormitory; and then a decent reading room and a library. After that, if I still had more money that I couldn't use, I would hire a professor and get some text books.
Why is it that they have Bibles in every motel room? Why should a man want to read the Bible when he's with a woman alone in a motel room? Why would he be interested? Whatever he's praying for, he's already got!
Nothing is more painful to me than the disdain with which people treat second-rate authors, as if there were room only for the first-raters.
The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.
Like Scout and her father in To Kill a Mockingbird, my father would pull me onto his lap each night in our four-room apartment and read aloud.
Hosting is an art form. Like acting, singing, or comedy hosting is a craft. It's a delicate dance of timing, the ability to read the room, and the art of conversation.
I go back to the reading room, where I sink down in the sofa and into the world of The Arabian Nights. Slowly, like a movie fadeout, the real world evaporates. I'm alone, inside the world of the story. My favourite feeling in the world.
You may be sitting in a room reading this book.
Imagine one note struck upon the piano. Immediately that one note is enough to change the atmosphere of the room - proving that the sound element in music is a powerful and mysterious agent, which it would be foolish to deride or belittle.
Americans will listen, but they do not care to read.
War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room.