Archive for the 'Quotables' Category


Sunday, April 19th, 2015


“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”

– Scout Finch, character in the classic To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Sunday, April 12th, 2015

All fiction is largely autobiographical and much autobiography is, of course, fiction.

– P.D. James


Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Once I began to read, I began to exist.

– Walter Dean Meyers, American author of books for children and young adults


Sunday, March 29th, 2015

“Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read. I would read them together with you, as many as I can, before I die—”

– Will Herondale, from the Shadowhunter series by Cassandra Clare


Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”

– Madeleine L’Engle, author of one of the books that made me love reading, A Wrinkle in Time


Sunday, March 15th, 2015

“There’s no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading and kids who are reading the wrong books.”

– James Patterson


Sunday, March 8th, 2015

“I stepped into that bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling.”

– Carlos Ruiz Zafón


Sunday, March 1st, 2015

This explains a lot…

“Write drunk. Edit sober.”

– Ernest Hemingway


Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

“I like liking things. It’s just that there are more books to like than anyone can ever read. Granted, that’s an uptown problem, but a problem nonetheless.”

– Sarah Vowell, and isn’t that a great name for a writer?


Sunday, February 15th, 2015

“It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was planning to read.”

– Lemony Snicket