"Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this."
- Dave Eggers
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"This was another of our fears: that Life wouldn’t turn out to be like Literature."
- Julian Barnes
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"Who would call a day spent reading a good day? But a life spent reading—that is a good life. A day that closely resembles every other day of the past ten or twenty years does not suggest itself as a good one. But who would not call Pasteur’s life a good one, or Thomas Mann’s?"
- Annie Dillard (via writersrelief)
"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."
- Edgar Allan Poe (via bookporn)
"Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been."
- John Greenleaf Whittier (via booksandnerds)
"I still love the book-ness of books, the smell of books: I am a book fetishist—books to me are the coolest and sexiest and most wonderful things there are."
- Neil Gaiman (Locus, February 2005)
"It’s hard for me to believe that people who read very little - or not at all in some cases - should presume to write and expect people to like what they have written. Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time - or the tools - to write. Simple as that."
- Stephen King (via writingquotes)
"Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better."
- Henry Rollins (via seabois)
"Books: a beautifully browsable invention that needs no electricity and exists in a readable form no matter what happens."
- Nicholson Baker (via amandaonwriting)
"It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read."
- Lemony Snicket (via belle-de-nuit)