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  • #1
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
    Madeleine L'Engle

  • #2
    Lao Tzu
    “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
    Lao Tzu

  • #3
    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #4
    Oscar Wilde
    “It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #5
    We read to know we're not alone.
    “We read to know we're not alone.”
    William Nicholson, Shadowlands

  • #6
    William Shakespeare
    “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
    And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
    William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • #7
    Walter M. Miller Jr.
    “You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
    Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • #8
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
    Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

  • #9
    Douglas Adams
    “I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    Douglas Adams

  • #10
    Toni Morrison
    “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
    Toni Morrison

  • #11
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #12
    Stephen King
    “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
    Stephen King

  • #13
    Anna Quindlen
    “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
    Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

  • #14
    “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”
    Sid Ziff

  • #15
    J.D. Salinger
    “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  • #16
    Robert Frost
    “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
    Robert Frost

  • #17
    Isaac Asimov
    “If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #18
    Anaïs Nin
    “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #19
    Joseph Joubert
    “The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.”
    Joseph Joubert

  • #20
    Anne Rice
    “None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.”
    Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

  • #21
    Groucho Marx
    “I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.”
    Groucho Marx

  • #22
    Nancy Thayer
    “It's never too late - in fiction or in life - to revise.”
    Nancy Thayer

  • #23
    Virginia Woolf
    “Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #24
    Margaret Atwood
    “Don't let the bastards grind you down.”
    Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

  • #25
    Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field
    “Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  • #26
    Helvy Tiana Rosa
    “You are what you write.”
    Helvy Tiana Rosa, Risalah Cinta

  • #27
    Thomas Mann
    “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
    Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades

  • #28
    Logan Pearsall Smith
    “People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”
    Logan Pearsall Smith

  • #29
    Mae West
    “Good sex is like good bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.”
    Mae West

  • #30
    Ernest Hemingway
    “If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed.”
    Ernest Hemingway

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