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|200 quotations in Art, Literature, & Music, Books, Literature in English|
"A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out."
G. C. Lichtenberg
"A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author."
G.K. Chesterton, English author and artist
"Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't."
"Fool! said my muse to me, look in thy heart, and write."
Sir Philip Sidney
Astrophel and Stella
"It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give up because by that time I was too famous."
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. And inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
"Some editors are failed writers, but then, so are most writers."
"The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense."
"These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves."
"What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure."