“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” Continue reading
“Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.” Continue reading
“What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.” Continue reading
“Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.” Continue reading
“There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.” Continue reading
“Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time… The wait is simply too long.” Continue reading
“Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.” Continue reading
“What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.” Continue reading
“If you believe everything you read, better not read.” Continue reading
“Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.” Continue reading