Five Great Quotations about Readers

“People do tell a writer things that they don’t tell others. I don’t know why, unless it is that having read one or two of his books they feel on peculiarly intimate terms with him; or it may be that they dramatize themselves and, seeing themselves as it were as characters in a novel, are ready to be as open with him as they imagine the characters of his invention are.” – W. Somerset Maugham

“There is creative reading as well as creative writing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” – J.D. Salinger

“Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none.” –Jules Renard

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne