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    Why do I write books? Why do I think? Why should I be passionate? Because things could be different, they could be made better.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: write 
    We are already and will remain all in the same boat.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    In Celan's words a Jew is "a man with a little book under the shoulder." We are the keepers of tradition.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: men  book 
    You read best what you read most.
    — Zuzana Licko
    tags: read 
    We read best what we read most.
    — Zuzana Licko
    tags: read 
    [Tikka Khan] made his appeal with loudspeakers, and still he came to know of only four cases. Shall we multiply by ten and make it forty? We're still far from the senseless figures spread around by Mujib [Rahman] and Indra Gandhi.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    I am an avid reader! As for writing, I might - someday. But we'll have to wait and see.
    — Zosia Mamet
    tags: writing 
    Pride also has a bill! Get ready to pay it!
    — Zoro
    tags: pride 
    I finally figured out how to read origami directions.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: read 
    I have lots of passions - gardens, art, music and reading. I have eclectic taste and read a huge variety of books.
    — Zoe Wanamaker
    tags: music  reading  book  read  passion  garden 
    In a way, you normalize your own childhood to yourself, so I never thought about how much I wrote as a kid. So I was there, confronted with it - so many notebooks, so many tiny plays. Every week we put on a play. We had a big futon, so my sister and I would use the futon as our stage, and I wrote little skits and made her faint because I found it so funny.
    — Zoe Kazan
    I would not wear any clothes that had a brand name on them, and I only read books that were canonical. I wouldn't wear makeup, and I didn't like to let boys open the door for me because I felt like it was sexist. My heart was in the right place, but I was such a tiny dictator about it. It's embarrassing to me now because I was so rigid. It's such a rigid way of looking at the world. There's something very young about that mind-set.
    — Zoe Kazan
    tags: heart  world  young  right  boys  book  read 
    I don't write books for people to be friends with the characters. If you want to find friends, go to a cocktail party.
    — Zoë Heller
    My diary became more than a place to record daily events. It became a friend, the paper that it was made of was ready and willing to accept anything and everything I had to say.
    — Zlata Filipovic
    tags: friends 
    There was that special smell made up of paper, ink, and dust; the busy hush; the endless luxury of thousands of unread books. Best of all was the eager itch of anticipation as you went out the door with your arms loaded down with books.
    — Zilpha Keatley Snyder
    tags: book 
    I've never read one book about my father.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: book  read  father 
    Men of the world who value the Way all turn to books. But books are nothing more than words. Words have value; what is of value in words is meaning. Meaning has something it is pursuing, but the thing that it is pursuing cannot be put into words and handed down. The world values words and hands down books but, though the world values them, I do not think them worth valuing. What the world takes to be values is not real value.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: men  world  meaning  value  real  book  worth 
    Write a list of ways that you have benefited from being married to your spouse. Then write a list of your spouse's positive patterns and qualities. Keep adding to the lists and reread them frequently.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    tags: write  positive  quality 
    Destiny is thrifty. To weave her tapestry, she uses even the tiniest snips of thread.
    — Zelda Popkin
    Let me not be so vain to think that I'm the sole author of my victories and a victim of my defeats.
    — Ze Frank
    tags: victory  author  victim 
    The dead have need of fairy tales too.
    — Zbigniew Herbert
    I just love comic books. I've always loved comic book art, and I just think it's amazing.
    — Zayn Malik
    tags: book 
    Today I began the novel that I determined to be great.
    — Zane Grey
    tags: novel 
    This motion-picture muddle had distracted me from my writing.
    — Zane Grey
    tags: writing 
    Architecture is like writing. You have to edit it over and over so it looks effortless
    — Zaha Hadid
    tags: writing 
    Well, Bradbury's a genius. Fahrenheit 451 is one of my favorite books of all time, and The Illustrated Man as a collection of short stories ranks up there. When you read it you realize how influential it is on so many other stories and people.
    — Zack Snyder
    tags: time  men  people  genius  stories  book  read 
    I love comic books - maybe to a fault sometimes.
    — Zack Snyder
    tags: book 
    In the sense that Watchmen references movies, comic books, pop culture in general. It knows it's a movie. I really do like movies that ride that fine line, the razor's edge between parody and supporting the fake movie part of the movie.
    — Zack Snyder
    tags: culture  movie  book 
    They don't gotta burn the books they just remove 'em.
    — Zack de la Rocha
    tags: book 
    As far as comic books are concerned, I was always a Marvel guy for the most part, although I did follow DC a little. I don't know, honestly I'd just like to play whatever role [that] not just the studio, but the fans think I fit the best into. Because I think, especially in worlds like that, you've really got to do right by the fan base and stay in tune with what they are looking for and what they desire. I would just want to do right by them.
    — Zachary Levi
    tags: desires  world  right  book 
    When I was a kid, I used to be way more nerdy about comic books and comic book characters. I still love them, but I don't collect anymore.
    — Zachary Levi
    tags: character  book  kids 
    I read graphic novels, here and there, but I'm not a comic book guy, as much.
    — Zachary Levi
    tags: novel  book  read 
    The music starts as being way separate from the lyrics, and I write - I have notebooks that I fill with drawings and just words, and stuff that I've written.
    — Zachary Cole Smith
    tags: music  write  lyrics 
    I used to like the word of the day and when I read, highlight words that I didn't know and look them up.
    — Zach Gilford
    tags: read 
    If you read my blog, you know I'm a pilates freak. And by pilates, I mean waffles.
    — Zach Galifianakis
    tags: read 
    I never looked at bread the same way again
    — Zach Braff
    I really couldn't say how famous I really am, that's for the history books to decide. But I'll probably be pretty up there.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: book 
    I'd never hit a woman unless I was already out of Viagra.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: women 
    I mean, I'm a writer, actor, AND director. Not to rock the boat or anything, but compare that to a carpenter and, in the end, who is the better man?
    — Zach Braff
    Writing was not my medium. I preferred to do video.
    — Zach Anner
    tags: media  writing 
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