Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.
Fiction has been maligned for centuries as being "false," "untrue," yet good fiction provides more truth about the world, about life, and even about the reader, than can be found in non-fiction.
To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. [....] The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
Gentlemen don’t ask women impertinent questions about delicate subjects…… And they never, ever use crude expressions in mixed company. Not unless they’re ready to face the consequences.
If you start the day reading the obituaries, you live your day a little differently.
Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.
fame independent-thought bibliophile
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
unsourced be-yourself honesty
When the clock reads 3:00, I don’t call it three o’clock, I call it three hundred, and I remember the Spartans. At 3:01, however, I remember what I was doing at 2:59, and I get back to it.
The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.
Read attributed-no-source literacy
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
friends animals dogs
Been living on this earth for so long now and still don't know what a happy life feels like. I'm ready for a change.
This is what I love about novels, both reading them and writing them. They jump into the abyss, to be with you