Quotes of the Week

And when he catches me looking at him, he gives me this incredibly sweet, calm smile, and I think that we've got our lives ahead of us, our whole lives.
Delphine de Vigan, No and Me

The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.
Alvin Toffler

What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
J. D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye)

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.
Woody Allen

Loved. You can't use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all.
Ken Kesey

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

A book you finish reading is not the same book it was before you read it. 
David Mitchell

Some people think literature is high culture and that it should only have a small readership. I don't think so. I have to compete with popular culture, including TV, magazines, movies and video games. 
Haruki Murakami

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.
Oscar Wilde

Literature is no one’s private ground, literature is common ground; let us trespass freely and fearlessly and find our own way for ourselves.
Virginia Woolf

There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.
Ernest Hemingway

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald

I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best.
Flannery O'Connor