If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you've finished just to stay near it.
When I was your age, television was called books.
If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can't divorce a book.
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.
I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850.
No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens
When you drop a glass or a plate to the ground it makes a loud crashing sound. When a window shatters a table leg breaks or when a picture falls off the wall it makes a noise. But as for your heart when that breaks it s completely silent. You would think as it s so important it would make the loudest noise in the whole world or even have some ... Read Moresort of ceremonious sound like the gong of a cymbal or the ringing of a bell. But it s silent and you almost wish there was a noise to distract you from the pain. If there is a noise it s internal. It screams and no one can hear it but you. It screams so loud your ears ring and your head aches. It trashes around in your chest like a great white shark caught in the sea it roars like a mother bear whose cub has been taken. That s what it looks like and that s what it sounds like a trashing panicking trapped great big beast roaring like a prisoner to its own emotions. But that s the thing about love no one is untouchable.
Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling
The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.
Don't blow off another's candle for it won't make yours shine brighter.
I choose to write because it's perfect for me. It's an escape, a place I can go to hide. It's a friend, when I feel out casted from everyone else. It's a journal, when the only story I can tell is my own. It's a book, when I need to be somewhere else. It's control, when I feel so out of control. It's healing, when everything seems pretty messed up. And it's fun, when life is just flat-out boring.