You have to write. A lot of writers have this vague hope that the elves will come in the night and write it for you. They don’t.
Neil Gaiman (via thewordsmithy)
A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
George R.R. Martin (via thelifeofabookjunky)
A blessed companion is a book! A book that, fitly chosen, is a life-long friend.
Douglas Jerrod (via prettybooks)
Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.
Christopher Paolini, Eragon (via thelifeofabookjunky)
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at at standstill.
Henry David Thoreau (via amandajanemcfadden)
Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.
I’m not a big fan of inspiration. I’m too old to sit and wait for the muse to give me a little kiss… I write a lot, and I’m not afraid to make mistakes or to write badly. I can always fix something weak and dull. But I can’t fix a blank page.
Ron Koertge (via planb-becomeapirate)