"Reading" Sayings and Quotes
I almost obsessively began reading about what was happening with the so-called Islamic State. But I couldn't find an angle on the story.
But an experienced reader is also a self-aware and critical reader. I can't remember ever reading a story without judging it.
I miss that process of getting the script and reading it and working on it. Every actor has their own way of memorizing their lines, and the whole process of starting to work with the other actors and the director, and doing rehearsals, and going to the location, and going through wardrobe.
Reading is a form of prayer, a guided meditation that briefly makes us believe we're someone else, disrupting the delusion that we're permanent and at the center of the universe. Suddenly (we're saved!) other people are real again, and we're fond of them.
Before my teens, my contemporaries were reading Tolkien and were absorbed by his works, but try as I might, I could not be drawn in, perhaps as something in me resists the epic, medieval-feeling fantasy.
There's a remarkable power about reading together, reading collectively, that's brought out by reading groups.
I learned how to write television scripts the same way I have learned to do almost everything else in my entire life, which is by reading.
The Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has just published the story of her life. I confess that it is not in my reading table.
I don't think anyone really is interested in reading about my emotional state. It's not even interesting to me.
Sometimes I work in my office, just reading material, meeting writers, working on scripts. Other times, I'm on location. There's a lot of variety.
I'm always reading the next book. Taking notes. Highlighting, researching, studying. It doesn't stop.
I was inspired to spend an entire year - my 65th year - reading, researching, and meditating on Lao-tzu's messages, practicing them and ultimately writing down these insights as I felt Lao-tzu wanted us to know them.
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