10 Quotes of Note About Reading and Writing

By Liberty Hardy
  1. "I am writing to apply for the position of bookkeeper. Attached, you will find my list of qualifications. I have been keeping books for years now, and I am never going to give them back."
    Joey Comeau, Overqualified
  2. "I'm no alien and nobody's miracle, I'm just a reader right at home."
    Tupelo Hassman, Girlchild
  3. "A mind needs a book as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge."
    George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
  4. "I hear better with a pen in my hand."
    Alan Judd, The Devil's Own Work
  5. "It is well known that reading quickens the growth of a heart like nothing else."
    Cathrynne Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
  6. "If you show someone something you've written, you give them a sharpened stake, lie down in a coffin, and say, 'When you're ready.'"
    David Mitchell, Black Swan Green
  7. "The human animal is set apart from other beasts by his infinite capacity for creating fictions."
    Oakley Hall, Warlock
  8. "It doesn't matter. I have books, new books, and I can bear anything as long as there are books."
    Jo Walton, Among Others
  9. "Instead, we'd do what we always did, the only thug we'd ever been dependably stellar at: We'd read."
    Eleanor Brown, The Weird Sisters
  10. "She'd been an actress, an artist's model, once or twice a kept woman, through all a voracious reader."
    Glen Duncan, The Last Werewolf
  11. "Let us read and let us dance. These two amusements will never do any harm to the world."
    Voltaire, Liberty of the press 1785 - 1789
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  12. From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood.... Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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  13. "In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro."
    "Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book." -Thomas à Kempis
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