Another 13 Goodreads Quotes

As my post Top-13 Goodreads Quotes still gets a lot of hits, I thought it was time for an update. So, in honour of Friday the 13th, another 13 quotes that I like that were emailed to me by Goodreads. All of them are about writing or reading in one way or another.

“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.”
– Christopher Morley

“O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.”
– Leo Rosten

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
– William Styron

“What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren’t long enough for the reading she wanted to do.”
– Alan Bennett

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
– W. Somerset Maugham

“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds… Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.”
– Neil Gaiman

“If the real world were a book, it would never find a publisher. Overlong, detailed to the point of distraction-and ultimately, without a major resolution.”
– Jasper Fforde

“No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.”
– Eugene Field

“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.”
– Maria Montessori

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”
– Jane Smiley

“I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.”
– Anne Tyler

“A word after a word after a word is power.”
– Margaret Atwood

“My life has a superb cast, but I cannot figure out the plot.”
– Ashleigh Brilliant

Good luck today!



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