Quoth the Raven

Inspired by the past 3 days, I thought I might share a few other favorite quotes! I have 28 pages worth of them on Goodreads, so this might take a while. Just kidding…I’ll pick a topic. Here are6 (ish) quotes about novels! 

“People wonder why the novel is the most popular form of literature; people wonder why it is read more than books of science or books of metaphysics. The reason is very simple; it is merely that the novel is more true than they are.” – G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy 

“It is only a novel… or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language.” – Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

“I read anything that’s going to be interesting. But you don’t know what it is until you’ve read it. Somewhere in a book on the history of false teeth there’ll be the making of a novel.” – Terry Pratchett

“There are three secrets to writing a novel. Unfortunately nobody knows what they are.” – W. Somerset Maugham

“There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.” – Irving Stone, Clarence Darrow for the Defense

“We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.”― Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth

And best of all (though sort of unrelated) …

“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” – G. K. Chesterton 

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