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  • #1
    Richard Ford
    “The job of the writer is to change the way the reader sees the world.”
    after Richard Ford

  • #2
    Mohsin Hamid
    “... and time is the stuff of which a self is made.”
    Mohsin Hamid, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

  • #3
    J.K. Rowling
    “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • #4
    Maurice Sendak
    “A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful.”
    Maurice Sendak

  • #5
    “In a recent speech Walter Reuther told of a visit to the new automatically operated Ford plant in Cleveland. Pointing to the robots, his host asked him, “How are you going to collect union dues from those guys?” The C.I.O. president … returned an equally pertinent question: “And how are you going to get them to buy cars?”
    Walter Reuther

  • #6
    Bill  Gates
    “Well, Steve [Jobs]… I think it’s more like we both had this rich neighbour named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it.”
    Bill Gates

  • #7
    Steve Jobs
    “If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it’s worth – and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago.”
    Steve Jobs

  • #8
    Bill  Gates
    “There’s no magic line between an application and an operating system that some bureaucrat in Washington should draw. It’s like saying that as of 1932, cars didn’t have radios in them, so they should never have radios in them.”
    Bill Gates

  • #9
    Tennessee Williams
    “Has it ever struck you that life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quick you hardly catch it going?”
    Tennessee Williams, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
    tags: life, time

  • #10
    “Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind.”
    Catherine Drinker Bowen

  • #11
    Groucho Marx
    “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
    Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

  • #12
    Dave Barry
    “I believe it was Shakespeare, or possibly Howard Cosell, who first observed that marriage is very much like a birthday candle, in that 'the flames of passion burn brightest when the wick of intimacy is first ignited by the disposable butane lighter of physical attraction, but sooner or later the heat of familiarity causes the wax of boredom to drip all over the vanilla frosting of novelty and the shredded coconut of romance.' I could not have phrased it better myself.”
    Dave Barry

  • #13
    Anne Tyler
    “I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.”
    Anne Tyler