“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” – William Styron
“What are men to rocks and mountains?” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
“I’m not an extraordinary worker, I’m an extraordinary daydreamer. I exceed all my fantasies—even that of writing.” ― Blaise Cendrars
“Shut your eyes and see.” ― James Joyce
The French writer Simone de Beauvoir was born on this day in 1908.
The first volume of Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes was published on this day in 1605. Here is a 1902 W. Heath Robinson take on Don.
"You cannot find peace by avoiding life." - Virginia Woolf
“Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You will absorb it.” ― William Faulkner
“In any case you mustn't confuse a single failure with a final defeat.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night
“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul." - Vladimir Nabokov