We write our names in the sand: and then the waves roll in and wash them away.
If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
For my whole life, my favorite activity was reading. It’s not the most social pastime.
To a poet every curve of her was a well place word.
Poetry is composing, you are writing words to move the world like music.
One day I’ll paint the perfect sunset – if I can only find the words.
To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
Reading is thinking with someone else’s head instead of one’s own.
No one writes anything worth writing, unless he writes entirely for the sake of his subject.
A man who has not enough originality to think out a new title for his book will be much less capable of giving it new content.
Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else’s head instead of with one’s own.
Scholars are those who have read in books, but thinkers, men of genius, world-enlighteners, and reformers of the human race are those who have read directly in the book of the world.
I’ve never known any trouble than an hour’s reading didn’t assuage.
He who writes carelessly confesses thereby at the very outset that he does not attach much importance to his own thoughts.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them; but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting.
The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.
I have not the slightest pretension to call my verses poetry; I write now and then for no other purpose than to relieve depression or to improve my English.
A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man.
For me writing biographies is impossible, unless they are brief and concise, and these are, I feel, the most eloquent.