Friday, 14 May 2021

Book Quotes of the Week

"Writing nonfiction is more like sculpture, a matter of shaping the research into the finished thing. Novels are like paintings, specifically watercolours. Every stroke you put down you have to go with." Joan Didion

I like that comparison. In any case, authors are just as great artists as painters and sculptors.

"He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two."
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Who hasn't done that every other day? The first one, of couse, never leave the house without anything to read. 

"I would say it weighs as much as 2 hard covers!" Mayersche Buchhandlung

And I would say that's a good way of comparing weights!.

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  1. What a perfect way of measuring weight! I am going to start using that now.

    1. Exactly, Sarah. Next time I go to a doctor, I will calculate my weight in paperbacks and tell him, I weigh approximately x paperbacks. LOL