Category Archives: Book Quotes

Reading is a Matter of Trust

The first sentence of every novel should be: “Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human.” Meander if you want to get to town.
~ Michael Ondaatje, In the Skin of a Lion
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A Simple Request

“The world is full of paper.

Write to me.

Agha Shahid Ali, from “Stationery,” The Half-Inch Himalayas (Wesleyan, 1987)
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Faultless

It wasn’t my fault I stayed up reading in the dark when I was supposed to be asleep. Some books just begged to be read, and you couldn’t say no.
Lending Light by Rose Christo
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RIP Terry. You, along with your talent, will be missed.

Game of Travel

Usually when someone famous die, I’m not sad. I can’t be. I don’t have any feelings to that person, no personal attachment. What I feel, is some kind of confusion – It makes to ask myself and think: that person is really dead? Wow, I’m getting old – time is really marching on. Dead of Terry Pratchett though has affected me more than usual. He was one of my favourite writers, and I read almost all of his books, and even though I didn’t know  Terry Pratchett personally, I’m lost and confused with my life more than usual.

Terry Pratchett and his work were with me during most of my life. I have read first Discworld series book ‘ Colour of Magic’ in 1994. It was published in parts in Polish magazine ‘Nowa Fantastyka’. I remember, I didn’t like it at first – it was too strange for me. I…

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“Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.”
— Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Disclosure: Fragments

Skinned

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“No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.”
— Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

A Logophile’s Survival Kit

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Hearts In Atlantis

Hearts In Atlantis

~ Stephen King