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    John Burroughs
    “If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I should say books, friends, and nature....”
    John Burroughs


  • #2
    “Writing is easy. You only need to stare at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”
    Gene Fowler


  • #3
    Sylvia Plath
    “Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.”
    Sylvia Plath


  • #4
    Thomas Jefferson
    “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”
    Thomas Jefferson


  • #5
    Lorna Landvik
    “What I had come to love about book club (besides the fabulous desserts and free liquor) was how in hearing so many opinions about the same book, your own opinion expanded, as if you'd read the book several times instead of just once.”
    Lorna Landvik, Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons


  • #6
    Flannery O'Connor
    “Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.”
    Flannery O'Connor


  • #7
    Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
    “But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.”
    Dinah Maria Mulock Craik


  • #8
    Anna Quindlen
    “I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”
    Anna Quindlen


  • #9
    Kenneth Koch
    “I don't know where you'd find such a magazine." ~ on the stipulations set by a benefactor to the Harvard Advocate that the staff contain no Jews, homosexuals, or drunks”
    Kenneth Koch


  • #10
    Dorothy Parker
    “So, you're the man who can't spell 'fuck.'"
    Dorothy Parker to Norman Mailer after publishers had convinced Mailer to replace the word with a euphemism, 'fug,' in his 1948 book, "The Naked and the Dead.”
    Dorothy Parker


  • #11
    Nora Ephron
    “In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind. ”
    Nora Ephron


  • #12
    James Lee Burke
    “I long ago became convinced that the most reliable source for arcane and obscure and seemingly unobtainable information does not lie with the government or law enforcement agencies. Apparently neither the CIA nor the military intelligence apparatus inside the Pentagon had even a slight inkling of the Soviet Union's impending collapse, right up to the moment the Kremlin's leaders were trying to cut deals for their memoirs with New York publishers. Or, if a person really wishes a lesson in the subjective nature of official information, he can always call the IRS and ask for help with his tax forms, then call back a half hour later and ask the same questions to a different representative. So where do you go to find a researcher who is intelligent, imaginative, skilled in the use of computers, devoted to discovering the truth, and knowledgeable about science, technology, history, and literature, and who usually works for dirt and gets credit for nothing? After lunch I drove to the city library on Main and asked the reference librarian to find what she could on Junior Crudup.”
    James Lee Burke, Last Car To Elysian Fields


  • #13
    Robert Frost
    “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
    Robert Frost


  • #14
    Tim Dorsey
    “The whole family is a bunch of dangerous freaks...Most are ex-cons or junkies or deranged from inbreeding. Five have died violently, three are back in prison, two have gone insane from untreated venereal disease, and one writes book reviews.”
    Tim Dorsey, Triggerfish Twist




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