readin' & writin' quotes

“An author doesn't necessarily understand the meaning of his own story better than anyone else.”  ~Lewis Carroll: Alice In Wonderland

When the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.  ~Samuel Lover

When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.  ~Erasmus

Good books make good dreams.  ~unknown

Choose an author as you choose a friend.  ~Sir Christopher Wren

If you want to lead a double life, write a book.  ~Margaret Mitchell

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.  ~Francis Bacon

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.  ~Maya Angelou

A writer only begins a book.  A reader finishes it.  ~Samuel Johnson

The stuff good writing is made of:  feeling melancholy, bittersweet memories and pondering.  ~Jae Halam

Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it's just an illusion.  ~David Sedaris

Sometimes it takes all my willpower not to buy every book I see.  ~Jason Pinter

A bookshelf is as particular to it's owner as are his or her clothes; a personality is stamped on a library just as a shoe is shaped by a foot.  ~Alan Bennett