Subject: Communication » Reading/Writing

They told me how Mr Gladstone read Homer for fun, which I thought served him right.

(1874 – 1965) British prime minister, politician, statesman & orator

If I had a bookstore I would make all the mystery novels hard to find.

(1973 – ) American comedian

I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true.

(1893 – 1967) writer, humorist & poet

A poet can survive anything but a misprint.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Check to see if you any words out.

Americans like fat books and thin women.

(1925 – ) columnist & journalist

I'm thirty years old, but I read at the thirty-four-year-old level.

(1955 – ) actor & comedian

Some people are widely read – I'm thinly read.

(1962 – ) English stand-up comedian & actor

Why do they put Braille on the drive-through bank machines?

(1937 – 2008) stand-up comedian, social critic, actor & author

I am a bear of very little brain, and long words bother me.

fictional character from the book series by A. A. Milne

Siamese twins are interesting because they are the only people who can write a biography and an autobiography at the same time.

(1973 – ) American comedian

An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.

(1908 – 1999) English writer

No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one.

(1972 – ) Irish stand-up comedian, voice over artist & actor

The more boring and out-of-date the magazines in the waiting room, the longer you will have to wait for your scheduled appointment.

There’s no sentence that’s too short in the eyes of God.

(1922 – ) American writer, editor, literary critic & teacher

If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters.

(1941 – 2012) American novelist, producer, screenwriter & director

When in doubt, ascribe all quotations to Bernard Shaw.

(1944 – ) English writer & broadcaster

With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn't consider dying.

(1908 – 1989) American actress of film, television & theater

If you only read one book in your life… I highly recommend you keep your mouth shut.

(1967 – ) English comedian

The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.

(1889 – 1945) actor, author & humorist

The big advantage of a book is it's very easy to rewind; close it and you're right back at the beginning.

(1954 – ) comedian & television actor
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