Archive for the 'Quotables' Category


Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Isn’t this insightful? I can think of so many books that I have read and reread and I always find something valuable in them. That’s a true classic.

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”

Italo Calvino, Italian journalist and author


Sunday, July 13th, 2014

“Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to fuck is infinite; it surpasses our own deaths, our fears, our hopes for peace.”

Roberto Bolaño, Chilean novelist


Sunday, July 6th, 2014

“Doctor Who: You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!”

(from Tooth and Claw in Season 2)

Russell T. Davies, Welsh screenwriter and television producer, whose work includes Dr. Who


Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Isn’t this the truth? I don’t think I will ever have enough books.

“The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more.” 

Patricia McKillip, American fantasy/sci-fi author


Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Apparently, L M Montgomery has seen me in a bookstore…

“I am simply a ‘book drunkard.’ Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” 

L.M. Montgomery, Canadian author of Anne of Green Gables


Sunday, May 25th, 2014

“We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.” 

Philip Pullman, British author


Sunday, May 18th, 2014

I do love Neil Gaiman…

“Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.” 

- Neil Gaiman, author of short fiction, novels, comic books and graphic novels



Sunday, May 11th, 2014

“Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom. But reading is still the path.” 

- Carl Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist and author


Sunday, May 4th, 2014

“A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.”

Logan Pearsall Smith, American essayist, critic and snob


Sunday, April 27th, 2014

“The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works.”

James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet

Wow! That’s a bit of ego there, isn’t it?