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Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down #bookquotes #nickhornby

Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down #bookquotes #nickhornby

"I told people I was a writer. They would look at me quizzically for a long moment, then nod and believe." —Virginia Hamilton

"I told people I was a writer. They would look at me quizzically for a long moment, then nod and believe.

"For me there is no such thing as a book for children. If it is true, it is true for everyone. In fact, it is simply a book." —P.L. Travers

"For me there is no such thing as a book for children. If it is true, it is true for everyone. In fact, it is simply a book." —P.L. Travers

"Every story I create creates me. I write to create myself." —Octavia E. Butler

"Every story I create creates me. I write to create myself." —Octavia E.

"If she can't spell, why is she a librarian? Librarians should know how to spell." —Ramona's World, by Beverly Cleary

"If she can't spell, why is she a librarian? Librarians should know how to spell." —Ramona's World, by Beverly Cleary

"Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes." —John  le Carré

Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bullion cubes.

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Chapter "I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks" (Lee No classes, no racism.

"No fiction is worth reading except for entertainment. If it entertains and is clean, it is good literature, of its kind. If it forms the habit of reading, in people who might not read otherwise, it is the best literature." —Edgar Rice Burroughs

If it entertains and is clean, it is good literature, of its kind. If it forms the habit of reading, in people who might not read otherwise, it is the best literature.

"We tell ourselves stories in order to live" —Joan Didion

"We tell ourselves stories in order to live" —Joan Didion

"I actually prefer losing. To be honest. I start winning, I get suspicious." —The Yiddish Policemen's Union, by Michael Chabon

"I actually prefer losing. To be honest. I start winning, I get suspicious." —The Yiddish Policemen's Union, by Michael Chabon

"Nothing ever invented provides such sustenance, such infinite reward for time spent as a good book." —David McCullough

"Nothing ever invented provides such sustenance, such infinite reward for time spent as a good book.

"One of the few places on earth that it is still possible to experience an instant sense of freedom and privacy is anywhere we open up a good book and begin to read." —Andrew Clements

"One of the few places on earth that it is still possible to experience an instant sense of freedom and privacy is anywhere we open up a good book and begin to read.

"there is no book so bad as not to have something that is good in it" —Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes

"there is no book so bad as not to have something that is good in it" —Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes

"there are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts" —Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens

"there are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts" —Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens

"a writer without confidence is like a metaphor without something to compare itself to" —Rewrites, by Neil Simon

"a writer without confidence is like a metaphor without something to compare itself to" —Rewrites, by Neil Simon

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