I wrote stories from the time I was a little girl, but I didn't want to be a writer. I wanted to be an actress. I didn't realize then that it's the same impulse. It's make-believe. It's performance.
• Joan Didion •
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Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.
• Rainer Maria Rilke •
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Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.
• Joseph Conrad •
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But then, that's the beauty of writing stories—each one is an exploratory journey in search of a reason and a shape. And when you find that reason and that shape, there'??s no feeling like it.
• T.C. Boyle •
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Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.
• Louisa May Alcott •
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To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.
• William Blake •
I grew up in a house that didn’t have very many children’s books, but going to the library was very important to my mother, and we went to the library the same way you’d go to the grocery store or to school. So it was part of life. And I grew up loving books.
• Kevin Henkes •
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No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.
• George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) •
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Every sentence has a truth waiting at the end of it and the writer learns how to know it when he finally gets there.
• Don DeLillo •
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The answers you get from literature depend on
the questions you pose.
• Margaret Atwood •
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