Wednesday, May 28, 2014

10 Quotes from Writers about Books

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:
I came across these quotes today on a blog I follow and had to re-blog them here because I write a lot about books I've read. I am of the opinion that the bond between writers and books is a very unique one. What writer have you ever known who didn't read? Books influence our ability to be creative and imagine entire worlds inside our minds, and I am always trying to put the worlds I create inside my mind down on paper. It’s a natural bond and cycle of influence for writers who are readers.  In a world that is filled with status updates and tweets that make us limit our words - these quotes are reminder of the life changing journey that can occur by simply reading a book. Today we lost a very important writer of our time, Maya Angelou, and so I would like to add a quote to this list in her honor:

Any book that helps a child form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. – Maya Angelou

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame. – Oscar Wilde
Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?
– David Baldacci
Books are a uniquely portable magic. – Stephen King
Books are the mirrors of the soul. – Virginia Woolf
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes. – Erasmus
A person who publishes a book wilfully appears before the populace with his pants down. – Edna St. Vincent Millay
A book must be an ice axe to break the frozen sea within us. – Franz Kafka
You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. – Ray Bradbury
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. – Anna Quindlen
In the case of good books the point is not how many of them you can get through but rather how many can get through to you. – Mortimer Adler

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