„I like you and your book, ingenious Hone!
In whose capacious all-embracing leaves
The very marrow of tradition 's shown;
And all that history, much that fiction weaves.“
To the Editor of the Every-Day Book; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all Parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.“
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
Speech in the House of Commons (January 23, 1948), cited in The Yale Book of Quotations (2006), Fred R. Shapiro, Yale University Press, p. 154 ISBN 0300107986
This quote may be the basis for a statement often attributed to Churchill : History will be kind to me. For I intend to write it.
Post-war years (1945–1955)
„You are being dishonest if you are not writing about sex in your book. It is very natural and normal. Well, I have earned the name of 'dirty old man' but there is not much sex in my books. What I have written is very serious stuff - biography, history, religious texts, etc.“
— Khushwant Singh Indian novelist and journalist 1915 - 2014
„… and what you are left with is a premonition of the way your life will fade behind you, like a book you have read too quickly, leaving a dwindling trail of images and emotions until all you can remember is a name.“
— Jay McInerney, libro Bright Lights, Big City
Bright Lights, Big City (1984)
„Books delight to the very marrow of one's bones. They speak to us, consult with us, and join with us in a living and intense intimacy.“
— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
„I like books whose virtue is all drawn together in a page or two. I like sentences that don't budge though armies cross them.“
— Virginia Woolf, libro El cuarto de Jacob
Fuente: Jacob's Room
„I got very frustrated when I was reading so-called classic books or films, or listening to underground music which is trying to tell you something. it´s all nonsense, and it´s disillusioning. So it would be a paradox for me to then decide I´m going to communicate something.“
— Robert Smith (musician) English singer, songwriter and musician 1959
Sounds, August 24, 1985
„I love reading books. In fact I have so many books at home that my mom has asked me not to purchase anymore. I feel books give a lot of knowledge and allow us to think from different perspectives. My all time favourite books are What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey and The Power of your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy. I like to read from fiction to philosophical all of them. The last book I finished reading was Adultery by Paulo Coelho.“
— Sukirti Kandpal Indian actress 1987
Sukirti Kandpal on #WorldBookDay http://www.tellychakkar.com/tv/features/worldbookday-tv-celebs-and-their-love-reading-150423/
— Harry Turtledove American novelist, short story author, essayist, historian 1949
Interview at the World Science Fiction Convention (25 June 1998) http://www.chicon.org/gohs/turtldov.htm
„In Norway, we have a community of people who prefer to use a version of Norwegian that looks very much like lutefisk: Dug up remains from the garbage heap of history and dressed up to look like a tradition.“
— Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009
On nynorsk, from Re: Irish road-signs are now metric http://groups.google.com/group/misc.metric-system/msg/aaa11856a516419a (Usenet article).
Usenet articles, Miscellaneous
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
Life of Frederick the Great, Bk. XVI, ch. 1.
„That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.“
— Aldous Huxley English writer 1894 - 1963
Fuente: " A Case of Voluntary Ignorance http://www.christiebooks.com/ChristieBooksWP/2013/11/a-case-of-voluntary-ignorance-by-aldous-huxley/" in Collected Essays (1959)
— Joanna Newsom American musician 1982
chickfactor.com - Issue 16, 2005
Contexto: Well, Nabokov is definitely my favorite author, though I feel strange calling him an "influence," since I can't trace the ways in which his writing may or may not have seeped into my own. But I also love William Faulkner, Thomas Pynchon, Kenneth Patchen, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Roth, Mark Helprin (who wrote a beautiful book called Winter's Tale), and Kurt Vonnegut. My favorite book of all time is The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle.
„It might be my favorite book of mine. It was a very exciting time in my life. I was writing that book while I was at college. Sort of like the best of times, the worst of times. There was a lot of elation, there was a lot of despair. It was just a really fun book to write. I loved mimicking all the different voices. The stream of conscious does get a little out of hand. I kind of like that about the book. It's kind of all over the place. It's casual. It's scruffy. That's the one book of mine that I have a very, very soft spot for.“
— Bret Easton Ellis American novelist 1964
On The Rules of Attraction
„…there must be possible a fiction which, leaving sociology and case histories to the scientist, can arrive at the truth about the human condition, here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale.“
— Ralph Ellison American novelist, literary critic, scholar and writer 1914 - 1994
"Brave Words for a Startling Occasion" (1953), in The Collected Essays, ed. John F. Callahan (New York: Modern Library, 1995), p. 153.
„I’m what C. S. Lewis would call a ʽMere Christianʼ, and all of my two books are very, very much meant to be from the point of view of what C. S. Lewis called ‘Mere Christianity’, meaning that I don’t touch upon anything at all where Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox Christians differ, yhey express just the basics of the faith, from a basic, ecumenical Christian viewpoint. They only talk about the Christian faith that they have agreement on.“
— Eric Metaxas American journalist 1963
Eric Metaxas and the God Question http://www.greeknewsonline.com/eric-metaxas-and-the-god-question/ (August 1, 2007)
„If you are looking for Number Seventeen — and it is more than likely that you will be, for this book is all about that particular house — you will very soon find it.“
— P. L. Travers Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist 1899 - 1996
Fuente: Mary Poppins (1934), Ch. 1 "East-Wind"
Contexto: If you want to find Cherry-Tree Lane all you have to do is ask the Policeman at the cross-roads. He will push his helmet slightly to one side, scratch his head thoughtfully, and then he will point his huge white-gloved finger and say: "First to your right, second to your left, sharp right again, and you're there. Good-morning."
And sure enough, if you follow his directions exactly, you will be there — right in the middle of Cherry-Tree Lane, where the houses run down one side and the Park runs down the other and the cherry-trees go dancing right down the middle.
If you are looking for Number Seventeen — and it is more than likely that you will be, for this book is all about that particular house — you will very soon find it.
„I don’t know whether Napoleon did or did not try to get across there and I don’t care. I don’t know much about history, and I wouldn’t give a nickel for all the history in the world. It means nothing to me. History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today.“
— Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947
Interview in Chicago Tribune (25 May 1916)
„I'm of the glamorous ladies
At whose beckoning history shook.
But you are a man, and see only my pan,
So I stay at home with a book.“
— Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967
Fuente: The Portable Dorothy Parker