Literary Quotations

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it. ~ Groucho Marx

Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere. ~Jean Rhys

There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. ~Ursula K. Le Guin
TV. 

Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. ~P.J. O’Rourke

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one. ~ Terry Pratchett

The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide king. ~Elizabeth Hardwick

A book burrows into your life in a very profound way, because the experience of reading is not passive. ~Erica Jong

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms. ~ Angela Carter

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. ~Ray Bradbury

Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.  ~John LeCarre

Never judge a book by its movie.  ~J.W. Eagan

Think before you speak. Read before you think. ~Fran Lebowitz

There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house. ~Joe Ryan

If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe?  The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions.  ~Author Unknown

I find television to be very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.  ~Groucho Marx

2 responses to “Literary Quotations

  1. unnamed

    wow! super!

  2. Nice collection of quotes! And some interesting — if obscure (to me!) — books! Lots to add to my TBR!

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