Quotes of Note

“Reading requires a loner’s temperament, a high tolerance for silence, and an unhealthy preference for the company of people who are imaginary or dead.”  –  David Samuels, author

“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.”  –  W. Somerset Maugham 

“I don’t think any novelist should be concerned with literature.”  –  Jacqueline Susann, novelist

“At movie screenings lately, we’ve noticed people carrying rectangular-shaped objects. We did a search on the iPad and it appears they’re called books and that people still enjoy reading them, despite the fact that each volume just contains one specific tome and not a multitude of downloads.  Go figure.”  –  Glenn Whipp, movie critic for the Los Angeles Times

“A good book changes you, even if it is only to add a little to the furniture of your mind.  It will make you laugh and perhaps cry; it should certainly make you think.  A great book will make you dream in regions you have never dared to before, and ultimately it will spur you to create or achieve something new.”  –  Anne Perry, novelist

“The more I see of men, the better I like dogs.”  –  Madame Jeanne Manon Roland, French revolutionary and noted wit

“Age is something that doesn’t matter unless you’re a cheese.”  –  Billie Burke, stage and motion picture actress (and Glinda, the good witch in The Wizard of Oz)

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