Friday, 4 April 2014

Book Quotes of the Week

"Most people can start a short story or a novel. If you're a writer, you can finish them. Finish enough of them, and you may be good enough to be publishable." Neil Gaiman

"Writing is something you do alone. It's a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it." John Green

"A major writer combines these three - storyteller, teacher, enchanter - but it is the enchanter in him that predominates and makes him a major writer." Vladimir Nabokov

"Bea says that the art of reading is slowly dying, that it’s an intimate ritual, that a book is a mirror that offers us only what we already carry inside us, that when we read, we do it with all our heart and mind, and great readers are becoming more scarce by the day." Carlos Ruiz Zafón

"We settle to read any work of fiction with the same anticipation that primitive folk felt as they gathered closer to the fire and the storyteller began the tale." N.N.

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  1. I really like the quotes from Nabakov and Carlos Luis Zafon. You seem to be able to check good books out of your library, mine is full of chick lit, comfy crime, porn for middle-aged women, thus reflecting what my community reads.
    And good writers are definitely enchanters.

  2. Thank you, Janet,

    I am very lucky indeed with my library. If they don't have it, they can request it from another library. It might take a little longer from time to time but it doesn't matter, there is always plenty of material.

    I love looking for quotes. I often find them on Pinterest or Facebook where I also share my love of reading with others.

    Have a good week,