The best time for planning a book is when you're doing the dishes.
My family can always tell when I'm well into a novel because the meals get very crummy.
I took a speed reading course and read 'war and peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
The great American novel has not only already been written; it has already been rejected.
Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny.
Substitute damn every time you're inclined to write very; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.
If books could have more, give more, be more, show more, they would still need readers, who bring to them sound and smell and light and all the rest that can't be in books. Books need you!
Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it.
The covers of this book are too far apart.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read.
When you read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.
I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book.
The paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace the hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop.
She unbent her mind afterwards - over a book.
Never judge a book by its movie.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.