Wednesday morning quote-fest

12 Jun


On stories:

“All good stories deserve embellishment.” ~Gandalf, from The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien

“Cherish your wilderness.” ~Maxine Kumin! The poet, novelist, and essayist is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a former Poet Laureate.

“Fiction is dangerous, of course, because it lets you go inside someone else’s head.” ~Neil Gaiman, “Why Fiction is Dangerous” Book Expo America 2013

On books:

“A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful.” ~Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of Where The Wild Things Are

“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.” ~Orhan Pamuk, the Nobel Prize-winning Turkish writer was born in Istanbul, June 7, 1952.

On art:

“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” ~Chuck Klosterman! The journalist and essayist was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota.

On women:

“Forty-seven percent of all players are women, and women over 18 years of age are one of the industry’s fastest growing demographics. … Today, adult women represent a greater portion of the game-playing population (31 percent) than boys age 17 or younger (19 percent).” ~The Entertainment Software Association – Game Player Data

“It’s fascinating how many people think “free speech” means women are required to listen to their abuse.” ~Amanda Marcotte

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Posted by on June 12, 2013 in Fun, randomness


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One response to “Wednesday morning quote-fest

  1. Kshitij Rawat

    June 13, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    ““All good stories deserve embellishment.” ~Gandalf, from The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien”
    This quote wasn’t in the book. It was i the movie though.


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