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"The only way you can truly get to know an author is through the trail of ink he leaves behind him. The person you think you see is only an empty character: truth is always hidden in fiction."
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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Happy Birthday, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, born 25 September 1964
The Top 10 Ruiz Zafón Quotes About Books
Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.
Few things leave a deeper mark on the reader, than the first book that finds its way to his heart.
I was raised among books, making invisible friends in pages that seemed cast from dust and whose smell I carry on my hands to this day.
In the shop we buy and sell them, but in truth books have no owner. Every book you see here has been somebody’s best friend.
I stepped into the bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling.
I had never known the pleasure of reading, of exploring the recesses of the soul, of letting myself be carried away by imagination, beauty, and the mystery of fiction and language. For me all those things were born with that novel.
Bea says that the art of reading is slowly dying, that it’s an intimate ritual, that a book is a mirror that offers us only what we already carry inside us, that when we read, we do it with all our heart and mind, and great readers are becoming more scarce by the day.
There are worse things than a prison of words.
That book taught me that by reading, I could live more intensely. It could give me back the sight I had lost. For that reason alone, a book that didn’t matter to anyone changed my life.
I leafed through the pages, inhaling the enchanted scent of promise that comes with all new books, and stopped to read the start of a sentence that caught my eye. 
Carlos Ruiz Zafón is is the author of six novels, including the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind. He is the most successful contemporary Spanish writer, along with Javier Sierra, and Juan Gómez-Jurado.
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Happy Birthday, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, born 25 September 1964

The Top 10 Ruiz Zafón Quotes About Books

  1. Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.
  2. Few things leave a deeper mark on the reader, than the first book that finds its way to his heart.
  3. I was raised among books, making invisible friends in pages that seemed cast from dust and whose smell I carry on my hands to this day.
  4. In the shop we buy and sell them, but in truth books have no owner. Every book you see here has been somebody’s best friend.
  5. I stepped into the bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling.
  6. I had never known the pleasure of reading, of exploring the recesses of the soul, of letting myself be carried away by imagination, beauty, and the mystery of fiction and language. For me all those things were born with that novel.
  7. Bea says that the art of reading is slowly dying, that it’s an intimate ritual, that a book is a mirror that offers us only what we already carry inside us, that when we read, we do it with all our heart and mind, and great readers are becoming more scarce by the day.
  8. There are worse things than a prison of words.
  9. That book taught me that by reading, I could live more intensely. It could give me back the sight I had lost. For that reason alone, a book that didn’t matter to anyone changed my life.
  10. I leafed through the pages, inhaling the enchanted scent of promise that comes with all new books, and stopped to read the start of a sentence that caught my eye. 

Carlos Ruiz Zafón is is the author of six novels, including the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind. He is the most successful contemporary Spanish writer, along with Javier Sierra, and Juan Gómez-Jurado.

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

— 10 months ago with 142 notes
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"Over time, loneliness gets inside you and doesn’t go away."
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
— 1 year ago with 109 notes
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"I quarrelled with every word, every phrase and expression, every image and letter as if they were the last I was ever going to write. I wrote and rewrote every line as if my life depended on it, and then rewrote it again."
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
— 1 year ago with 77 notes
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Literary Birthday - 25 September
Happy Birthday, Carlos Ruiz Zafón
My Top 10 Ruiz Zafón Quotes on Books
Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.
Few things leave a deeper mark on the reader, than the first book that finds its way to his heart.
I was raised among books, making invisible friends in pages that seemed cast from dust and whose smell I carry on my hands to this day.
In the shop we buy and sell them, but in truth books have no owner. Every book you see here has been somebody’s best friend.
I stepped into the bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling.
I had never known the pleasure of reading, of exploring the recesses of the soul, of letting myself be carried away by imagination, beauty, and the mystery of fiction and language. For me all those things were born with that novel.
Bea says that the art of reading is slowly dying, that it’s an intimate ritual, that a book is a mirror that offers us only what we already carry inside us, that when we read, we do it with all our heart and mind, and great readers are becoming more scarce by the day.
There are worse things than a prison of words.
That book taught me that by reading, I could live more intensely. It could give me back the sight I had lost. For that reason alone, a book that didn’t matter to anyone changed my life.
I leafed through the pages, inhaling the enchanted scent of promise that comes with all new books, and stopped to read the start of a sentence that caught my eye.
Ruiz Zafón, born 25 September 1964, is a Spanish writer, whose works have been published in 42 countries. 
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Literary Birthday - 25 September

Happy Birthday, Carlos Ruiz Zafón

My Top 10 Ruiz Zafón Quotes on Books

  1. Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.
  2. Few things leave a deeper mark on the reader, than the first book that finds its way to his heart.
  3. I was raised among books, making invisible friends in pages that seemed cast from dust and whose smell I carry on my hands to this day.
  4. In the shop we buy and sell them, but in truth books have no owner. Every book you see here has been somebody’s best friend.
  5. I stepped into the bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling.
  6. I had never known the pleasure of reading, of exploring the recesses of the soul, of letting myself be carried away by imagination, beauty, and the mystery of fiction and language. For me all those things were born with that novel.
  7. Bea says that the art of reading is slowly dying, that it’s an intimate ritual, that a book is a mirror that offers us only what we already carry inside us, that when we read, we do it with all our heart and mind, and great readers are becoming more scarce by the day.
  8. There are worse things than a prison of words.
  9. That book taught me that by reading, I could live more intensely. It could give me back the sight I had lost. For that reason alone, a book that didn’t matter to anyone changed my life.
  10. I leafed through the pages, inhaling the enchanted scent of promise that comes with all new books, and stopped to read the start of a sentence that caught my eye.

Ruiz Zafón, born 25 September 1964, is a Spanish writer, whose works have been published in 42 countries. 

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

— 1 year ago with 27 notes
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"The only way you can truly get to know an author is through the trail of ink he leaves behind him. The person you think you see is only an empty character: truth is always hidden in fiction."
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
— 1 year ago with 47 notes
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"It’s a story of love, of hatred, and of the dreams that live in the shadow of the wind."
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
— 1 year ago with 119 notes
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"Poetry is written with tears, fiction with blood, and history with invisible ink."
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
— 1 year ago with 223 notes
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s Favorite Books About Books

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
“A terrific postmodern Sherlock Holmesian intrigue set in a Benedictine monastery involving serial crime, the Inquisition, the power of knowledge and the written word, those who conspire to control what others think and read, and those who fight to preserve the light and beauty of creation, independent thinking, and reading. Make sure to make it through the slightly harder-to-navigate initial section, and you’ll find plenty of rewards once you plunge into the story proper. This is probably one of the best novels of its kind, and [it] offers a lot beyond the purely detectivesque story.”
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
“Allegedly a children’s book, but actually a fable for all ages in which the magic of books and reading is illustrated through the wondrous journey of a kid who enters the world of the fabulous book he is reading. Has the scent and the flavor of old-school adventure stories, old bookstores, and a world that today may seem vanished. Delightful, sweet, and wise.”
The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
“This deliciously dark and witty novel by my compatriot, the very talented Arturo Pérez-Reverte, is one of the greatest bibliophile mysteries ever. The old book lore is so well built into the plot that you’ll find yourself salivating at all the stuff you learn about how books were made. An intrigue with supernatural overtones, haunting chateaus, old cities in Europe riddled with mystery, and a cursed book that may or may not invoke the presence of the Prince of Darkness himself. This is a terrific book and a perfect point of entry into Pérez-Reverte’s world.”
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
“A fable for our times, a pitch-perfect tale of a future that looks too much like aspects of the present that invites us to think twice or thrice about it. There’s an element of elegy for literature, books, for the beauty and importance of the world of the mind that, I believe, could only have been written from the perspective of a very perceptive author born and raised in the U.S. Years ago I used to see the great, late Ray Bradbury around Los Angeles a lot. He did not drive, and you could see him wearing shorts and a kind of safari-like attire at bus stops, in bookstores… A year before his passing I went to a birthday bash a great bookstore in Glendale, Bookfellows, was throwing for him. He was already very old and not in good health, but he had plenty of wit, good humor, and a humanity that, to me, looked like the antidote to half of the world’s ills. Take this, and then explore the rest of his oeuvre.”
On Writing by Stephen King
“Most readers know the King through his many novels and stories. What not so many know is that he also wrote this little book about the craft of writing and the life of the writer. I believe this is the best book about the subject ever written, not to mention the most entertaining and probably useful. Totally devoid of pretension or snobbery and packed with intelligence, humor, and down-to-earth wisdom, any aspiring, or working, writer should read this and get invaluable lessons from the King. Don’t miss.”
Atonement by Ian McEwan
“A powerful and beautifully built tale of loss, guilt, and potentially dangerous powers of storytelling. The shaping of reality as a story, the moral dimension of interpreting reality through fiction, and the responsibility of the teller of tales are just a few of the themes explored in this brief and very well-made book, among the best in this author’s long career. Typewriters can kill. Find [out] all about it.”
Via: Goodreads
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s Favorite Books About Books


The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

“A terrific postmodern Sherlock Holmesian intrigue set in a Benedictine monastery involving serial crime, the Inquisition, the power of knowledge and the written word, those who conspire to control what others think and read, and those who fight to preserve the light and beauty of creation, independent thinking, and reading. Make sure to make it through the slightly harder-to-navigate initial section, and you’ll find plenty of rewards once you plunge into the story proper. This is probably one of the best novels of its kind, and [it] offers a lot beyond the purely detectivesque story.”

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

“Allegedly a children’s book, but actually a fable for all ages in which the magic of books and reading is illustrated through the wondrous journey of a kid who enters the world of the fabulous book he is reading. Has the scent and the flavor of old-school adventure stories, old bookstores, and a world that today may seem vanished. Delightful, sweet, and wise.”

The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

“This deliciously dark and witty novel by my compatriot, the very talented Arturo Pérez-Reverte, is one of the greatest bibliophile mysteries ever. The old book lore is so well built into the plot that you’ll find yourself salivating at all the stuff you learn about how books were made. An intrigue with supernatural overtones, haunting chateaus, old cities in Europe riddled with mystery, and a cursed book that may or may not invoke the presence of the Prince of Darkness himself. This is a terrific book and a perfect point of entry into Pérez-Reverte’s world.”

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

“A fable for our times, a pitch-perfect tale of a future that looks too much like aspects of the present that invites us to think twice or thrice about it. There’s an element of elegy for literature, books, for the beauty and importance of the world of the mind that, I believe, could only have been written from the perspective of a very perceptive author born and raised in the U.S. Years ago I used to see the great, late Ray Bradbury around Los Angeles a lot. He did not drive, and you could see him wearing shorts and a kind of safari-like attire at bus stops, in bookstores… A year before his passing I went to a birthday bash a great bookstore in Glendale, Bookfellows, was throwing for him. He was already very old and not in good health, but he had plenty of wit, good humor, and a humanity that, to me, looked like the antidote to half of the world’s ills. Take this, and then explore the rest of his oeuvre.”

On Writing by Stephen King

“Most readers know the King through his many novels and stories. What not so many know is that he also wrote this little book about the craft of writing and the life of the writer. I believe this is the best book about the subject ever written, not to mention the most entertaining and probably useful. Totally devoid of pretension or snobbery and packed with intelligence, humor, and down-to-earth wisdom, any aspiring, or working, writer should read this and get invaluable lessons from the King. Don’t miss.”

Atonement by Ian McEwan

“A powerful and beautifully built tale of loss, guilt, and potentially dangerous powers of storytelling. The shaping of reality as a story, the moral dimension of interpreting reality through fiction, and the responsibility of the teller of tales are just a few of the themes explored in this brief and very well-made book, among the best in this author’s long career. Typewriters can kill. Find [out] all about it.”

Via: Goodreads

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— 2 years ago with 157 notes
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"Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it and dream about it."
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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