Saturday, 24 May 2014

Book Quotes of the Week

"One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well." Amos Bronson Alcott

"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read." James Baldwin

"I love bookstores. I love the energy in a bookstore and the smell of the paper." Chris Colfer

"Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Writing is not lying, nor is it theft. It is a journey and search for transparency between one's words and one's soul." Richard Flanagan

"I'm a word freak. I like words. I’ve always compared writing to music. That’s the way I feel about good paragraphs. When it really works, it’s like music." Hunter S. Thompson

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  1. I like the James Baldwin quote. I can remember finding his books as a teenage (I had a class called Directed Reading---all we had to do was read any book we wanted and make short reports, a perfect class for me) and being so impressed by his writing. Many of the books I read then have left me, but not his or Upton Sinclairs.

  2. Thanks for the comment. Always nice to know others share my love of quotes.

    I don't think I have ever read a book by James Baldwin. Or Upton Sinclair. Can you recommend one in particular?

    Have a good day,