Pride and Prejudice was published on this day in 1813:
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!–When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”–Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
“Nature does not create works of art. It is we, and the faculty of interpretation peculiar to the human mind, that see art.”–Man Ray
Katherine Mansfield died on 9 January 1923.
“When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them.”–Katherine Mansfield
“Authors do not supply imaginations, they expect their readers to have their own, and to use it.”–Nella Larsen
“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”–The White Album
“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”
“I am a writer. Imagining what someone would say or do comes to me as naturally as breathing.”–The Year of Magical Thinking
“If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another.”–John Steinbeck
“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can think bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.”–Eleanor Roosevelt (The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt)
Shared for the last nine words of the quote.
“A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.”–Edgar Allan Poe
“The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.”–Robert Henri