Literary Quotes (Part 1)

“Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.”
Meg Cabot (via writingquotes)

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

“I am profoundly uncertain how to write. I know what I love and what I like, because it’s a direct passionate response. But when I write, I’m very uncertain whether it’s good enough. That is, of course, the writer’s agony.”
Susan Sontag (via ilivetowriteandinspire)

“We all know writing is a reclusive, lonely endeavour. It just is. But nobody writes alone.”
Iain Reid (via writingquotes)

“Number one rule for fiction: Coincidence can be used to worsen a character’s predicament, but never to solve his problems.”
Vivian Vande Velde (via writingquotes)

“A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.”
Lyndon Baines Johnson (via samswish)

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
Ernest Hemingway (via tumblerete)

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”
Franz Kafka (via silencemadenietzschecry)

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (via onesunnycloudyday)

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”
Louis L’amour (via writers-conflict)