16 April 2016
Do you often wonder what your incessant love for words and quaintly written story is really about? Sometimes we can’t explain it, it’s like an inherent love we were born with. Why a select few enjoy it isn’t so much of a mystery, yet, cannot be explained. In a bid to remind you lovers of the text-canvass why you love it or a motivation to not berate it as a drab-hobby. Here are 10 quotes from literary heads you have most likely read:
- In The Book of Disquiet, Fernando Pessoa said “literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.” Because in this world, we all need an escape in something.
- “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” J.D Salinger said this, because from reading a book, you don’t feel so alone, when you see the thoughts that bug your mind in the pages of a book.
- “He liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head.” – John Green. Reading fuels imagination, there’s no doubt about that.
- “What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.” – Carl Sagan in the Cosmos. We are grateful for books, for they are portals into another world.
- “Without literature, life is hell.” Of course! We couldn’t agree more with the great Charles Bukowski.