Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Quotes of the Week

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
—Joseph Brodsky

Boys think girls are like books, if the cover doesn't catch their eye they won't bother to read what's inside.
—M. Monroe

If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches of the same tree.
—W. B. Yeats

I'll give you the whole secret of short story writing. Here it is. Rule 1: Write stories that please yourself. There is no Rule 2.
—O. Henry

The ideal way to write is as if oneself and one's readers were already dead.
—Nadine Gordimer

The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.
—Arthur Miller

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
—G.K. Chesterton

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten

The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis.
—William Stryon

If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

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