Friday, 24 January 2014

Book Quotes of the Week

"The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader. That's why we go to movies and say, 'Oh, the book is better'." Paulo Coelho

"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." Cyril Connolly

"Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let's not forget this." Dave Eggers

"A book is a dream that you hold in your hands." Neil Gaiman   

"No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond." C.S. Lewis

"Books are the carrier of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are engines of change (as the poet said), windows on the world and lighthouses erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print." Barbara Tuchman

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  1. Neil Gaiman is so right! Love his writing too, follow his blog, think he's great.

  2. Thanks. I never read anything by him. Any of his books you suggest I start with?

    Have a good week,

  3. American Gods is one of my favorites by him.

  4. Thank you. I've put that on my wishlist now.

    Have a good day,