“The weird thing about books is that they really are a co-creation between reader and writer. I put the scratches on a page, but you bring them to narrative life by translating those scratches into a story that (hopefully) has meaning for you. So if it works, we’ve both given each other a gift, and we both have reason to be grateful to the other.” —
Especially now that we have the internet!
“I went to the guest room and pretended to write. I hit the space bar again and again and again. My life story was spaces.” —Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (via thebookishdark)
“Love gets so sexualized in our world. We start to feel like there is no love outside of romantic love. There are lots of wonderful love stories that have nothing to do with sex or romance, and I guess I wanted to write one of those.” —John Green (on writing Will Grayson, Will Grayson with David Levithan)
“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” —Anton Chekhov (via wordpainting)
“Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you’ll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding.” —Stephen King (via wordpainting)
“The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more.” —Patricia A. McKillip, The Bell at Sealey Head (via bookaddict24-7)