Archive for the ‘Literature’ Category

Quote of the day, Oct. 14

October 15, 2017

Lewis Carroll, on writing

“The proper definition of a man is an animal that writes letters.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 12

October 12, 2017

Ann Cleeves, from Dead Water

“Already the afternoon was drawing into early evening, the colour beginning to drain from the landscape.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 6

October 7, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on friendship (from Essays)

“A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 4

October 4, 2017

Samuel Johnson, on writing

“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 3

October 3, 2017

Gustave Flaubert, on reading

“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 2

October 2, 2017

J.K. Rowling, from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 1

October 2, 2017

J.K. Rowling, from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 23

September 24, 2017

V.S.Naipaul, from A Bend in the River

“Like many isolated people, they were wrapped in themselves and not too interested in the outside world.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 19

September 19, 2017

 Bertolt Brecht, on books

“Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 16

September 17, 2017

Heinrich Heine, on books

“Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.”