Literary Quotes


March 2011
"I had just taken to reading.  I had just discovered the art of leaving my body to sit impassive in a crumpled up attitude in a chair or sofa, while I wandered over the hills and far away in novel company and new scenes...  My world began to expand very rapidly,…the reading habit had got me securely."
- H. G. Wells

February 2011
"The real origin of science fiction lay in the seventeenth-century novels of exploration in fabulous lands. Therefore Jules Verne's story of travel to the moon is not science fiction because they go by rocket but because of where they go. It would be as much science fiction if they went by rubber band."
- Philip K. Dick

January 2011
"To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life."
- W. Somerset Maugham

  November 2010
"A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind."
- Issac Bashevis Singer

October 2010
"When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young."
- Maya Angelou

September 2010
 "The road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page."
March 2010
"Only in books has mankind known perfect truth, love and beauty."
-George Bernard Shaw
February 2010
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
- Aristotle
January 2010
"Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all."
- Henry David Thoreau