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Reading Talent thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands

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A riot is the language of the unheard. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost

Genius is immediate, but talent takes time. - Janet Flanner

Tears at times have all the weight of speech. - Ovid

Persistence trumps talent and looks every time. - Aaron Brown

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character. - John Wooden

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. - Christopher Morley

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. - Joseph Addison

Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides. - Rita Mae Brown

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading. - Henny Youngman

I respect a man who knows how to spell a word more than one way. - Mark Twain

In some areas I am more noted for reading then I am for cookies. - Wally Amos

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity. - Gordie Howe

Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power. - Joan Didion

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. - Sir Francis Bacon

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. - John Erskine

I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine. - Peter Ustinov

The most beautiful words in the English language are "cheque enclosed". - Dorothy Parker

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the first word you thought of. - Burt Bacharach

I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. - Jane Wagner

We really have everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language. - Oscar Wilde

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. - Ingrid Bergman

Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny. - Guy Davenport

Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws. - Moliere

First of all you’ve got to have talent. And then you've got to marry her like I did. - George Burns

A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. - Abraham Lincoln

Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own. - Charles Scribner

I took a speed reading course and read "War and Peace" in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. - Woody Allen

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. - Haruki Murakami

If you find yourself saying, "But I can't speak English...", try adding the word "... yet". - Jane Revell

If the English language made any sense, 'lackadaisical' would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. - Doug Larson

I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face. - Rodney Dangerfield

The biggest thing separating people from their artistic ambitions is not a lack of talent. It's the lack of a deadline. - Chris Baty

Isn't it a very curious thing that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland an' the English brought in the fleas. - Frank McCourt

He respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right. - A. A. Milne

Charity, good behaviour, amiable speech, unselfishness - these by the chief sage have been declared the elements of popularity. - Burmese Proverb

I took a course in speed reading. Then I got Reader's Digest on microfilm. By the time I got the machine set up, I was done. - Steven Wright

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write something worth reading or do things worth the writing. - Benjamin Franklin

Wise sayings are not only for ornament, but for action and business, having a point or edge, whereby knots in business are pierced and discovered. - Lord Francis Bacon


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