“All that mankind has done, thought, gained, or been; it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.”–Thomas Carlyle
“An artist without ideas is a mendicant; barren, he goes begging among the hours.”–Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy
“I am reading six books at once, the only way of reading; since, as you will agree, one book is only a single unaccompanied note, and to get the full sound, one needs ten others at the same time.”–Virginia Woolf
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“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.”–George Bernard Shaw (Back to Methuselah)
“You know you’re writing well when you’re throwing good stuff into the wastebasket.”–Ernest Hemingway
Edward Gorey was born on 22 February 1925: