Posts Tagged ‘John Gardner’

Quote of the day, June 25

June 25, 2017

John Gardner, on writing book reviews

“Writing a review isn’t really analytical; it’s for the most part quick reactions—joys and rages. I certainly never write a book review about I don’t think worth reviewing, a flat-out bad book, unless it’s an enormously bad book.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 16

August 16, 2013

John Gardner, on art

“True art is by its nature moral. We recognize true art by its careful, thoroughly honest search for and analysis of values.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 16

December 15, 2011

John Gardner, on writing

“We read five words on the first page of a really good novel and we begin to forget that we are reading printed words on a page; we begin to see images.”