"He that is robb'd, not wanting what is stolen,
Let him not know 't, and he 's not robb'd at all. "
- William Shakespeare, Othello (Act III, Sc. III)
"Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read."
- Mark Twain
"Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon."
- E. L. Doctorow
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Each day had a tranquility a timelessness about it so that you wished it would never end. But then the dark skin of the night would peel off and there would be a fresh day waiting for us glossy and colorful as a child's transfer and with the same tinge of unreality."
- Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals
"Each man delights in the work that suits him best."
- Homer, The Odyssey
Kinuko Y Craft
"Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever,
One foot in sea and one on shore,
To one thing constant never."
- William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing
"I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing."
- Herman Melville, Moby Dick
"You see things; and you say: "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say: "Why not?""
- George Bernard Shaw
"I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride."
- Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
"An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself."
- Charles Dickens
"Some Books leave us free and some Books make us free."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature."
- John Steinbeck
"It isn't fair, it isn't right," Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her."
- Shirley Jackson, The Lottery and Other Stories
"Books, the children of the brain."
- Jonathan Swift
"Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness."
- Allen Ginsberg
"Fiction is the truth inside the lie.""
- Stephen King
"To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart, I stab at thee; For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee."
- Herman Melville, Moby Dick
"A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled."
- Raymond Chandler
"In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed."
- William S. Burroughs
"Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity."
- L. Frank Baum
C F Payne
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become."
- C. S. Lewis
Richard Solomon Artists Representative