“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
“There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.” Continue reading
“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.” 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
“Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.” Continue reading
“What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.” Continue reading
“Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.” Continue reading
“Never judge a book by its movie.” Continue reading
“I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.” Continue reading
“Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.” Continue reading