Little Country Library

June 14, 2012 in Library, Quotes

There are books so alive that you're always afraid that while you weren't reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away.  No one has stepped twice into the same river.  But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?  ~Marina Tsvetaeva~

Jules

Churchill

June 14, 2012 in Quotes

 

“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.”

- Winston Churchill

Bliss

Timshel

June 14, 2012 in Quotes

And I feel that a man is a very important thing—maybe more important than a star. This is not theology. I have no bent toward gods. But I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul. It is a lovely and unique thing in the universe. It is always attacked and never destroyed— because ‘Thou mayest.’ East of Eden – John Steinbeck

Lover

June 14, 2012 in Quotes

When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. ~Samuel 

Lover ~