Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.
It is perfectly okay to write garbage--as long as you edit brilliantly.
Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none
The most important things to remember about back story are that (a) everyone has a history and (b) most of it isn’t very interesting.
Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.
Thou Shalt Not is soon forgotten, but Once Upon a Time is forever.
A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.
The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self activity.
Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.
I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us.
I would never read a book if it were possible for me to talk half an hour with the man who wrote it.
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.
The first sentence cant be written until the final sentence is written.
Poetry is when you make new things familiar and familiar things new
Editors never buy manuscripts that are left on the closet shelf at home.
Don't be dismayed by the opinions of editors, or critics. They are only the traffic cops of the arts.
Love of books is the best of all.
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