Literary Quotes (Part 3)

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“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 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)