Literature Quotes

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You cannot hear a poem without it changing you.

Neil Gaiman

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The poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.

Gaston Bachelard

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Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.

Cassandra Clare

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Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.

Stephen King

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Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?

Kurt Vonnegut

There are no dim-witted readers, only badly written one-minute stories.

István Örkény

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You know the poet never lies,
he`s either truthful or he dies.

Attila József

The process of writing is a little like madness, a kind of possession not altogether benign.

Joanne Harris

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You don't write because someone sets assignments! You write because you need to write, or because you hope someone will listen, or because writing will mend something broken inside you, or bring something back to life.

Joanne Harris

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The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.

Oscar Wilde

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There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.

Diane Setterfield

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Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self.

Cyril Vernon Connolly

If you don`t have time to read, you don`t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.

Stephen King

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The first draft of anything is shit.

Ernest Hemingway

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Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn`t.

Mark Twain

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