Literary Quotes (Part 3)

“A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful.” – Maurice Sendak (via thesmellofoldbooks)

“Words and effort make up only half the Writer’s soul. Magic takes up the rest.” – JournalingJunkie (via journaling-junkie)

“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.” – Stephen King (via cup-of-letters)

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin (via ohfairies)

“Reading is one of the joys of life, and once you begin, you can’t stop and you’ve got so many stories to look forward to.” – Benedict Cumberbatch

“You become a writer because you need to become a writer – nothing else.” – Grace Paley (via writingquotes)

“No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.” – Ezra Pound (via bookmania)

“Write to write. Write because you need to write. Write to settle the rage within you. Write with an internal purpose. Write about something or someone that means so much to you, that you don’t care others think.” – Nick Miller (via psych-facts)

“The truth is this: Successful writers don’t have more time than you do. They MAKE time to write.” – S. J. Scott from his book (via bookgeekconfessions)

“Each time you open a book and read it, A tree smiles knowing there’s life after death” – Unknown

Literary Quotes (Part 2)

“The generalizing writer is like the passionate drunk, stumbling into your house mumbling: I know I’m not being clear, exactly, but don’t you kind of feel what I’m feeling?”
George Saunders (via writersrelief)

‘Sometimes you need to tell, not show’

“All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hour, and the books of all time.”
John Ruskin (via the-bookmark)

“Put the reader first. Invent. And be patient.”
Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and new owner of the Washington Post (source)

“Wanted or not, dreams and exaggerations will run rampant in the daily mind of the creative genius.”
AJB (via journaling-junkie)

“I would rather be known as an average writer or even a pretty bad writer, than not be known as a writer at all.”
Beant (Infiniti)

“I lay on the bed and lost myself in the stories. I liked that. Books were safer than other people anyway.
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane (via bookmania)

“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.”
Mark Twain (via c-oquetry)

“The stories we love best do live in us forever.”
J. K. Rowling (via letstalkguys)

“… The space between daily language and literature is not terribly deep nor wide, but does contain a vital difference – of intent and intensity.”
Mary Oliver, “A Poetry Handbook” (via audiblehush)