Speed Reading Quotes

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Rank #1
172 votes

I can read a book twice as fast as anybody else. First I read the beginning, and then I read the ending, and then I start in the middle and read toward whichever end I like best. 

- Gracie Allen

Rank #2
174 votes

I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander. 

- Isaac Asimov

Rank #3
167 votes

Surviving and thriving as a professional today demands two new approaches to the written word. First, it requires a new approach to orchestrating information, by skillfully choosing what to read and what to ignore. Second, it requires a new approach to integrating information, by reading faster and with greater comprehension. 

- Jimmy Calano

Rank #4
168 votes

I took a course in speed reading. Then I got Reader's Digest on microfilm. By the time I got the machine set up, I was done. 

- Steven Wright

Rank #5
166 votes

The early development of speed reading can be traced to the beginning of the (20th) century, when the publication explosion swamped readers with more than they could possibly handle at normal reading rates. 

- Tony Buzan

Rank #6
164 votes

Modern research has shown that your eye-brain system is thousands of times more complex and powerful than had previously been estimated, and that with proper training you can quickly reap the benefits of this enormous potential. 

- Tony Buzan

Rank #7
179 votes

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

- Woody Allen

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