A book is a mysterious object, I said, and once it floats out into the world, anything can happen. All kinds of mischief can be caused, and there's not a damned thing you can do about it. For better or worse, it's completely out of your control.
People without curiosity are like houses without books: there's something unsettling about them.
Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book.
It is books that are a key to the wide world; if you can't do anything else, read all that you can.
A truly good book is something as wildly natural and primitive, mysterious, and marvellous, ambrosial and fertile as a fungus or a lichen.
The wise man reads both books and life itself.
If you would know what nobody knows, read what everybody reads just one year afterward.
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
Nobody ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have while trying to write one.
No two persons ever read the same book.
Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it.
Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.