Midweek Writer-Rummage: Quotes for Readers

I think I’ve covered the main aspects of writing, so let’s take a little break and dip into some quotes …

(British Museum bookshop)

“Books are a uniquely portable magic” ~ Stephen King

“My alma mater was books, a good library … I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity” ~ Malcolm X

“I love books.  I like that the moment you open one and sink into it you can escape from the world, into a story that’s way more interesting than yours will ever be” ~ Elizabeth Scott

“When I get a little money, I buy books.  If any is left, I buy food and clothes” ~ Erasmus

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library” ~ Jorge Luis Borges

“We read to know that we are not alone” ~ CS Lewis

“Picking five favourite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose” ~ Neil Gaiman

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul” ~ Joyce Carol Oates

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe” ~ Madeleine L’Engle

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance” ~ Confucius