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    I read omnivorously, I always have, my entire life. I would rather be dead than not read. So, there’s always time for that. I read while I eat, and our whole family did. We all had very bad manners at the table. All of our books are stained with spaghetti sauce, and that sort of thing.
    — Edna Annie Proulx, author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, on one of my favorite bad habits.

    quote reading Edna Annie Proulx 

  2. A bird shot and stuffed and botanized is no bird at all. And a bird described by another in cold paint is something less than you deserve. Do not go to museums but find Nature. Do not rely on schoolbooks. Have your mothers and fathers take you to the park or the seashore. Watch the sparrows circle over you, hear the gulls screech, follow the squirrel to his nest in the hollow of an old oak. Nature is nothing at all when it is twice removed. It is only real when you reach out and touch it with your hands.
    — John Burroughs, American naturalist and essayist, to a group a children visiting a museum, John Burroughs: An American Naturalist by Edward Renehan.

    nature quote John Burroughs 

  3. Hello, Mr. Jorgensen. Can you hold? I need to eat a biscuit.
    — The Doctor (on his first day at the office, ever), Doctor Who, “The Lodger”.

    quote Doctor Who