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"There’s an ancient saying in Japan, that life is like walking from one side of infinite darkness to another, on a bridge of dreams. They say that we’re all crossing the bridge of dreams together. That there’s nothing more than that. Just us, on the bridge of dreams."
M.T. Anderson
— 3 days ago with 131 notes
#M.T. Anderson  #Lit  #Quotes  #Japan 
Quotable - Oscar Wilde, born 16 October 1854, died 30 November 1900
When he arrived at customs in the United States for his US-Canada tour in 1882, Oscar Wilde said, “I have nothing to declare except my genius.”

Quotable - Oscar Wilde, born 16 October 1854, died 30 November 1900

When he arrived at customs in the United States for his US-Canada tour in 1882, Oscar Wilde said, “I have nothing to declare except my genius.”

— 4 days ago with 323 notes
#Oscar Wilde  #Literary Birthday  #Lit  #Quotes 
Quotable - P.G. Wodehouse, born 15 October 1881, died 14 February 1975

Quotable - P.G. Wodehouse, born 15 October 1881, died 14 February 1975

— 5 days ago with 73 notes
#p. g. wodehouse  #Literary Birthday  #lit  #quotes 
"Thinkers think and doers do. But until the thinkers do and the doers think, progress will be just another word."
François de La Rochefoucauld
— 1 week ago with 245 notes
#François de La Rochefoucauld  #lit  #quotes  #progress 
"Psychopaths… people who know the differences between right and wrong, but don’t give a shit. That’s what most of my characters are like."
Elmore Leonard, b. 11 October 1925, d. 20 August 2013
— 1 week ago with 178 notes
#Elmore Leonard  #Lit  #Quotes  #Literary Birthday  #Psychopaths 
Quotable - Harold Pinter, born 10 October 1930, died 24 December 2008

Quotable - Harold Pinter, born 10 October 1930, died 24 December 2008

— 1 week ago with 66 notes
#Harold Pinter  #Lit  #Quotes  #Literary Birthday 
"Anyone who’s worth anything reads just what he likes, as the mood takes him, and with extravagant enthusiasm."
Virginia Woolf
— 1 week ago with 1497 notes
#Virginia Woolf  #books  #reading  #lit  #quotes 
lastnightsreading:

Claire Messud at Hunter College, 4/8/14

Happy Birthday, Claire Messud, born 8 October 1966

lastnightsreading:

Claire Messud at Hunter College, 4/8/14

Happy Birthday, Claire Messud, born 8 October 1966

— 1 week ago with 129 notes
#Claire Messud  #Literary Birthday  #quotes  #lit 
Happy Birthday, R.L. Stine, born 8 October 1943
10 Quotes
I’ve had a very sheltered life. What can happen to you if you stay home writing all day?
The original Pinocchio is terrifying … He goes to sleep with his feet on the stove and burns his feet off!
Read. Read. Read. Just don’t read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different styles.
If you do enough planning before you start to write, there’s no way you can have writer’s block. I do a complete chapter by chapter outline.
Kids think you just sit down and start writing. I always tell them you never do that.
I have a cheat-sheet for each one of my characters about their personality, the way they look, etc. 
People always ask, ‘How do you write so many books?’ And I say, I work a lot. I work six or seven days a week.
I read everywhere. I read every day. I read on the couch with my dog in the afternoon and at night. I try to read at least two to three hours a day. I read only fiction.
I used to get a haircut every Saturday so I would never miss any of the comic books. I had practically no hair when I was a kid!
When I was 13, for my bar mitzvah I received my first typewriter. And that was special.
Stine is an American writer, who is sometimes called the Stephen King of children’s literature. His hundreds of horror fiction novels include the Goosebumps series. R. L. Stine’s books have sold over 400 million copies.
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by Amanda Patterson  for Writers Write

Happy Birthday, R.L. Stine, born 8 October 1943

10 Quotes

  1. I’ve had a very sheltered life. What can happen to you if you stay home writing all day?
  2. The original Pinocchio is terrifying … He goes to sleep with his feet on the stove and burns his feet off!
  3. Read. Read. Read. Just don’t read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different styles.
  4. If you do enough planning before you start to write, there’s no way you can have writer’s block. I do a complete chapter by chapter outline.
  5. Kids think you just sit down and start writing. I always tell them you never do that.
  6. I have a cheat-sheet for each one of my characters about their personality, the way they look, etc. 
  7. People always ask, ‘How do you write so many books?’ And I say, I work a lot. I work six or seven days a week.
  8. I read everywhere. I read every day. I read on the couch with my dog in the afternoon and at night. I try to read at least two to three hours a day. I read only fiction.
  9. I used to get a haircut every Saturday so I would never miss any of the comic books. I had practically no hair when I was a kid!
  10. When I was 13, for my bar mitzvah I received my first typewriter. And that was special.

Stine is an American writer, who is sometimes called the Stephen King of children’s literature. His hundreds of horror fiction novels include the Goosebumps series. R. L. Stine’s books have sold over 400 million copies.

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by Amanda Patterson  for Writers Write

— 1 week ago with 252 notes
#R.L. Stine  #Literary Birthday  #Amanda Patterson  #Writers Write  #Lit  #Goosebumps 
"What made losing someone you loved bearable was not remembering but forgetting. Forgetting small things first… it’s amazing how much you could forget, and everything you forgot made that person less alive inside you until you could finally endure it. After more time passed you could let yourself remember, even want to remember. But even then what you felt those first days could return and remind you the grief was still there, like old barbed wire embedded in a tree’s heartwood."
Ron Rash
— 1 week ago with 147 notes
#Ron Rash  #Lit  #Quotes  #Grief