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Reading Talent thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands

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The eyes have one language everywhere. - George Herbert

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors. - Alice Walker

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. - Larry Wall

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. - Lily Tomlin

Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably. - C S Lewis

Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail. - Luciano Pavarotti

There is no such thing as a great talent without great willpower. - Honoré de Balzac

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

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. - Michael Jordan

The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so. - Gore Vidal

England and America are two countries separated by a common language. - George Bernard Shaw

Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together. - Max Eastman

It is the ability to deceive oneself that the greatest talent is shown. - Anatole France

Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech. - Evangel

Marriage requires a special talent like acting. Monogamy requires genius. - Warren Beatty

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. - Mark Twain

I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve. - Charles de Montesquieu

Civilization - a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures. - Malcolm Muggeridge

There are ways of singing in English that are not just the same as in French. - Coeur de Pirate

If we are a country committed to free speech, then why do we have phone bills? - Steven Wright

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius. - Arthur Conan Doyle

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

A person's name is, to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language. - Dale Carnegie

Reading Christians are growing Christians. When Christians cease to read, they cease to grow. - John Wesley

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

You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech. - Franklin P Jones

I fell asleep reading a dull book, and I dreamed that I was reading on, so I awoke from sheer boredom. - Heinrich Neine

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

Reading a good book in silence is like eating chocolate for the rest of your life and never getting fat. - Becca Fitzpatrick

If this world is going to be reached, I am convinced that it must be done by men and women of average talent. - Dwight L. Moody

Violence of language leads to violence of action. Angry men seldom fight if their tongues do not lead the fray. - Charles V Roman

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

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 protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited. - Alan Kay

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

'Good English' is whatever educated people talk; so that what is good in one place or time would not be so in another. - C S Lewis

Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends. - Mary Catherwood

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors. - David Viscott

No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally - and often far more - worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond. - C S Lewis


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