Author Quotes

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself. ~Marlene Dietrich

See what I did there?  Starting off the quote page with a quote about quotes - pretty clever, eh?  Okay, perhaps not.  Authors have a lot of great things to say. Wow, that was a pretty brilliant statement too, wasn't it? Clearly, there's a reason why I'm quoting other people on this page.  I've done my best to attribute the wise words that follow correctly but please let me know if you can prove that "to err is human".  Wouldn't it be hilarious if the lovely words above were not, in fact, uttered by Ms. Dietrich? You're not laughing, are you?  Oh my, I really shouldn't write when I'm this tired.

It's a likely fact that Linus had a much different concept of theme than Snoopy, and your idea of a good quote may differ from mine.  If you make your own blog, I'll read yours too.  Wait!  Don't start blogging  now!  You're reading my favourite quotes now....while I go take a nap. 

                                                         Flower design used in image © Kat Johnston

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
― Mark Twain

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”
― Virginia Woolf

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“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

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.”
― Ray Bradbury

“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
― Stephen King

“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”
― Toni Morrison

“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”
― Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes

“It is very risky. But each time a child opens a book, he pushes open the gate that separates him from Elsewhere.”
― Lois Lowry

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
― Anton Chekhov

“Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
― William Faulkner

“Books may well be the only true magic.”
― Alice Hoffman

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