The dead alive and busy.

Jun 092017

Your shelves should not contain the books you’ve read, but the books you’re going to read.

May 162017

Almost no one is worth reading on more than one subject.

Apr 062017

When you find yourself in a book, what you lose is the book.

Feb 172017

Writers can write nonsense without ill effect. It is when readers put up with, then expect, and finally demand it that civilization ends.

Dec 272016

There are ways to praise a book that discourage reading it.

Nov 112016

If you believe the reviewers when they call you a genius, you will believe them when they call you a fool.

Oct 142016

There is a special reverence for literature found only in those who have spent their whole lives watching television.

Oct 132016

An unending series of plausible occurrences is impossible in life, and insisted on in fiction.

Sep 292016

I can skip the one book I must read if I read only one book this year, having read more than one book this year.