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US legend Bob Dylan performs on stage during the 21st edition of the Vieilles Charrues music festival on July 22, 2012 in Carhaix-Plouguer, western France. AFP PHOTO / FRED TANNEAU (Photo credit should read FRED TANNEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

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Literary Quotes (Part 5)

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“We are so used to releasing words, we don’t know what to do with them if they stay. No matter how many times we let them go, they come back. The words that matter always stay.”
– David Levithan, The Realm of Possibility (via bookmania)

“Let books and words be the bandages for your heart.”
– (via bibliophilefiles)

“Where there is no imagination there is no horror.”
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

“Be awesome. Be a book nut.”
– Dr Seuss (via tessasbookshelf)

“Against the disease of writing one must take special precautions, since it is a dangerous and contagious disease.”
– Peter Abelard (1079–1142)

“What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.” – Anne Lamott

“I’ve always found that the better the book I’m reading, the smarter I feel, or, at least, the more able I am to imagine that I might, someday, become smarter.” – Francine Prose (via chelseyphilpot)

“Anyone who calls writing “lazy” obviously isn’t a writer.”
– Journaling-Junkie, “Writing IS a job!” (via journaling-junkie)

“Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.” – Ezra Pound (via writingquotes)

“I cannot live without books.” Thomas Jefferson.
– Book Geek Quotes #475 (via bookgeekconfessions)