Saturday, April 21, 2007

On reading and writing

I love to read and write, so here are some interesting and inspiring quotes about reading and writing.

"The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it."
-James Bryce

"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity."
-G. K. Chesterton

“Too often I wait for the sentence to finish taking shape in my mind before setting it down. It is better to seize it by the end that first offers itself, head or foot, though not knowing the rest, then pull: the rest will follow along.”
-André Gide

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AzDana said...

Very nice quotes. Thanks for sharing them. I think my favorite was about fiction being a necessity.

Shalini said...

Thanks Dana! Often with blogging, one gets too tied up in ones own perspective, and I feel it is essential to broaden ones scope to what others think as well, especially when it comes to writing.