Literary Quotes (Part 4)


“The only thing better than the smell of a new book is the smell of an old book, jacked in dust, soaked in memories, waiting to be remembered.” Josh de la Bruere (x)

“All good and true book-lovers practice the pleasing and improving avocation of reading in bed … No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.” Eugene Field; The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac (via wordpainting)

“I sleep with books.” (via writersflow)

“In the library I felt better, words you could trust and look at till you understood them, they couldn’t change half way through a sentence like people, so it was easier to spot a lie.” Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (via bookmania)

“Your first draft is a petulant teenager, sure it knows best, adamant that its Mother is wrong. Your third draft has emerged from puberty, realising that its Mother was right about everything.” Angeline Trevena (via writingbox)

“Books hold most of the secrets of the world, most of the thoughts that men and women have had. And when you are reading a book, you and the author are alone together—just the two of you.” E.B. White (via bookmania)

“End with an image and don’t explain.” Stanley Kunitz (via writingquotes)

“To travel far, there is no better ship than a book.” Emily Dickinson (via bookporn)

“You fail only if you stop writing.” Ray Bradbury (via 1000wordseveryday)

“I felt sorry when I came to the last page. I wanted to crawl in between those black lines of print the way you crawl through a fence.” Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“Reading is not a pastime. It’s a part of my life.” (via scuanias)


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