A Few Famous Words, About Words!

For some of us when we think about books and reading we have some wonderful thoughts but we just can’t figure out how to put them down on paper. Here are a few, that some highly known people thought up. Enjoy!

I prefer books to people because a book doesn’t double-cross you.
Donald Ogden Stewart, Without Love (Screenplay) 1945

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
Martin Farquhar Tupper, “Of Reading,”
Proverbial Philosophy (1832-142)

A well composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.
Caroline Gordon

Your borrowers of books – those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.
Charles Lamb, “The Two Races of Men,”
Essays of Elia (1823)

The man who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.
Arthur Schopenhauer, “On Books and Reading,”
The Art of Literature (1818)

Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
Mark Twain, “Notice,”
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884)


Quotes provided by Grace Rellie


About Cary Area Writer's Group (CAWG)

Who Are We? We are a group who live, meet, and support each other in Cary, Illinois. Writers… that is what we call ourselves, but we are so much more than that. We have full time jobs, full time kids and full time hassles like anyone else. We don’t come up with stories. we live them. The only thing different about us is that we write them down. We don’t sleep. We have deadlines that are constantly looming and we always hope for that elusive quiet that never quite finds its way to our lives. If you think you can keep up with this pace, if you can put down the phone long enough to write a sentence or two and make sense, well I’m sorry to say you’re a writer and I know what you’re going through. Stick to it. Publication is just around the corner and then you can sit down. Or can you? It’s all in a day’s work but you know you wouldn’t trade it in. It’s who you are. By Grace Rellie
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4 Responses to A Few Famous Words, About Words!

  1. Deb Atwood says:

    These are fun!
    I like this one from W. Somerset Maugham: There are three rules to writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

    Thanks for following!


  2. Looking back at some old posts and I’m glad I did. I forgot about this one. These quotes are great.


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