Quotes Part 25

“Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.” — Neil Gaiman (Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

“You’re richer than you think … but probably not financially.” — Wayne Pearson
“A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.” – Henry Fielding
“I think what I love most [about writing] is that feeling that you really nailed something. I rarely feel it with a whole piece, but sometimes with a line you feel that it really captured what it is that you had inside you and you got it out for a stranger to read, someone who may never love you or meet you, but he or she is going to get that experience from that line.” – Andre Dubus III
“Most people do not believe in anything very much and our greatest poetry is given to us by those who do.” – Cyril Connolly
“One man is as good as another until he has written a book.” – Benjamin Jowett
“I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.” – Baron de Montesquieu
“The books one reads in childhood, and perhaps most of all the bad and good bad books, create in one’s mind a sort of false map of the world, a series of fabulous countries into which one can retreat at odd moments throughout the rest of life, and which in some cases can even survive a visit to the real countries which they are supposed to represent.” – George Orwell

“I write what I would like to read – what I think other women would like to read. If what I write makes a woman in the Canadian mountains cry and she writes and tell me about it, especially if she says, ‘I read it to Tom when he came in form work and he cried too’, I feel I have succeeded.’ – Kathleen Norris 

“The writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master – something that at times strangely wills and works for itself.” – Charlotte Bronte



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