Quotes on Literature

Ambrose Bierce

"The covers of this book are too far apart."

Jim Critchfield

"You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too much time reading this sort of stuff."

E.W. Eagan

"Never judge a book by its movie."

Moses Hadas

"This book fills a much-needed gap."

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it."

"I have read your book and much like it."

Groucho Marx

"Outside of a dog, a book is your best friend, and inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

W. Somerset Maugham

"Only a mediocre writer is always at his best."

Andre Maurois

"In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others."

Dorothy Parker

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force."

Chinese proverb

"A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books."

Mark Twain

"Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very'; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be."

Oscar Wilde

"Biography lends to death a new terror."