Reading is the essence of pleasure and learning. Thank you to Charles French for posting these important quotes. I would like to add one that Einstein said: “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” Yes, it is all about reading.
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.
Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”