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Readers And Writers Quotes

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John Cheever
“I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it alone.”
John Cheever

Alberto Manguel
“Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.”
Alberto Manguel, A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections on a Year of Books

Bernard Cornwell
“Don't tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
Bernard Cornwall

Vladimir Nabokov
“Readers are not sheep, and not every pen tempts them.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Literature

“Dead leaves give the feeling of relief that there's still something in the world,
That’s also as devoid as you are
Touching every leaf mark on the stem tells you a story
Listen to it carefully
That once there was a connection
But with time
And the change in the season
Made way for the leave to fall off
To change its color too
To tell the stem that this is the time to take a leave
To finally say "goodbye"
And leave behind the faded scars
That'll make way for the birth of new leaves
To make another affiliation with the new companions.”
Hareem Ch, Muse Buzz

Brian Andreas
“Secret Notes:
He wrote secret notes to people he hadn't met yet. Some of them aren't even born, he said, but we live in a strange neighborhood & they will need help figuring things out & I won't always be around to explain it to them.”
Brian Andreas

Aberjhani
“When a reader enters the pages of a book of poetry, he or she enters a world where dreams transform the past into knowledge made applicable to the present, and where visions shape the present into extraordinary possibilities for the future.”
Aberjhani, Collected Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black

Tina  Smith
“I am so happy that I made someone cry today - don't worry I'm a writer. It's when they make me cry that it's a problem.”
Tina Smith

“Statistically, if you're reading this sentence, you're an oddball. The average American spends three minutes a day reading a book. At this moment, you and I are engaged in an essentially antiquated interaction. Welcome, fellow Neanderthal!”
Dick Meyer, Why We Hate Us: American Discontent in the New Millennium

Annie Dillard
“Why are we reading, if not in hope of beauty laid bare, life heightened and its deepest mystery probed? Can the writer isolate and vivify all in experience that most deeply engages our intellects and our heats? Can the writer renew our hope for literary forms? Why are we reading if not in hope that the writer will magnify and dramatize our days, will illuminate and inspire us with wisdom, courage, and the possibility of meaningfulness, and will press upon our minds the deepest mysteries, so we may feel again their majesty and power?”
Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

Aman Jassal
“Read different to think differently; world is already into rat race.”
Aman Jassal, Rainbow - the shades of love

“I became quiet!
I used to think you got to express whatever you feel, but when life hits you hard, you go into your tranquility mode.
You stop telling people, build huge walls all around you, start hiding your true sentiments, and become heartless.
In the end, you become numb.
It's just a continuous cycle of your chord towards deeds of people that have become a reason for your woe.
First things bother you & aftermath situations stop bugging you.
The "I'm used to it" phase comes, in which how much erroneous occurs you just take this as a normal event.
You don't realize but you become so weak that you don't care about yourself.
You just quit your life & become quiet.”
Hareem Ch, Another World

Harold Bloom
“I think the Greek New Testament is the strongest and most successful misreading of a great prior text in the entire history of influence.”
Harold Bloom

Kage Baker
“I want you to tell all these people that I wanted more time to spend with them. Tell them I meant to, tell them I wanted to hear what they said and tell them what was on my mind.”
Kage Baker

Annie Dillard
“So it is that a writer writes many books. In each book, he intended several urgent and vivid points, many of which he sacrificed as the book's form hardened.”
Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

Christopher B. Krebs
“Tacitus did not write a most dangerous book. His readers made it so.”
Christopher K. Krebs

Laura Anne Gilman
“I'm not so arrogant to think I'm the only guide someone needs ... but I might be the guide that someone needs.”
Laura Anne Gilman

James Shapiro
“We've inherited many ideas about writing that emerged in the eighteenth century, especially an interest in literature as both an expression and an exploration of the self. This development — part of what distinguishes the "modern" from the "early modern" — has shaped the work of many of our most celebrated authors, whose personal experiences indelibly and visibly mark their writing. It's fair to say that the fiction and poetry of many of the finest writers of the past century or so — and I'm thinking here of Conrad, Proust, Lawrence, Joyce, Woolf, Kafka, Plath, Ellison, Lowell, Sexton, Roth, and Coetzee, to name but a few — have been deeply autobiographical. The link between the life and the work is one of the things we're curious about and look for when we pick up the latest book by a favorite author.”
James Shapiro, Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?

Patricia Duncker
“The cats are asleep at the end of my bed and all around me, the thundery silence of L'Escarènere, caught at last in the rising flood of warm air, carrying the sand from the south. The Alps are folded above in the flickering light. And on the desk in the room beneath lies the writing which insists that the only escape is through the absolute destruction of everything you have ever known, loved, cared for, believed in, even the shell of yourself must be discarded with contempt; for freedom costs no less than everything, including your generosity, self-respect, integrity, tenderness - is that really what i wanted to say? It's what I have said. Worse still, I have pointed out the sheer creative joy of this ferocious destructiveness and the liberating wonder of violence. And these are dangerous messages for which I am no longer responsible.”
Patricia Duncker

C.D. Wright
“Readers have to be sought out and won to the light of the page, poem by poem, one by one by one.”
C. D. Wright

John Fowles
“A word (...) is never the destination, merely a signpost in its general direction; and whatever (...) body that destination finally acquires owes quite as much to the reader as to the writer.”
John Fowles

Colleen Hoover
“What?”
“It’s good.”
I didn’t respond.
“Really good. I am so proud of you.”
I smiled.
It was my first taste of what it felt like for a reader to enjoy what I had created for them. That one comment—that sweet, simple comment—made me want him to finish reading it.”
Colleen Hoover, Verity

Laura Chouette
“* The biggest mistake you can make as an author is to think while writing “What does the reader wants to hear”? Because unique worlds & characters are built inside an individual mind. And also your readers do not know what they want to read until they read it.”
Laura Chouette

Laura Chouette
“The biggest mistake you can make as an author is to think while writing “What does the reader want to hear”? Because unique worlds & characters are built inside an individual mind. And also your readers do not know what they want to read until they read it.”
Laura Chouette

Avijeet Das
“Writers write for the book lovers. And when the readers are soulful and sensitive to understand the nuances and subtleties of a story, then writing and reading the lines of your book becomes a pleasure!”
Avijeet Das, Why the Silhouette?

Alistair Cross
“He ran into the night, into the shadows to which he belonged, the blackness outside matched only by the darkness within him.”
Alistair Cross, The Black Wasp

Avijeet Das
“She: Hello. I am a big fan of yours, Mr. Writer.

He: Hello. Do you seriously like reading my words?

She: I won't tell a lie to you. From the day I started reading your words, they connected with a deeper part of my soul.

He: This is so amazing to hear. Glad my words could make you feel something.

She: I have anxiety issues. I usually cannot sleep untill 3 am most nights. So, I stay up late in the night and stalk you. That's when I spend time reading your words and checking your posts. They mean a lot to me. I am obsessively in love with your words.

He: Wow! Just Fantastic. I am elated to meet you.

She: And I am ecstatic to meet you. I have been following you from the past five years. I have come here to this city, specially to meet you.”
Avijeet Das

“There are two types of readers in the world. Ones that read for interest and ones that read for excitement. Or, more technically, ones that are academically minded and ones that aren't. For prestige, write for the former, for sales, write for the latter.”
Neil Hogan

Michael Ende
“Há muitas portas para Fantasia, meu rapaz. Há muitos outros livros mágicos. Muitas pessoas nunca percebem isto. Tudo depende da pessoa em cujas mãos o livro vai parar.”
Michael Ende

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