Why do I write books? Why do I think? Why should I be passionate? Because things could be different, they could be made better.
We are already and will remain all in the same boat.
In Celan's words a Jew is "a man with a little book under the shoulder." We are the keepers of tradition.
You read best what you read most.
We read best what we read most.
[Tikka Khan] made his appeal with loudspeakers, and still he came to know of only four cases. Shall we multiply by ten and make it forty? We're still far from the senseless figures spread around by Mujib [Rahman] and Indra Gandhi.
I am an avid reader! As for writing, I might - someday. But we'll have to wait and see.
Pride also has a bill! Get ready to pay it!
I finally figured out how to read origami directions.
I have lots of passions - gardens, art, music and reading. I have eclectic taste and read a huge variety of books.
In a way, you normalize your own childhood to yourself, so I never thought about how much I wrote as a kid. So I was there, confronted with it - so many notebooks, so many tiny plays. Every week we put on a play. We had a big futon, so my sister and I would use the futon as our stage, and I wrote little skits and made her faint because I found it so funny.
I would not wear any clothes that had a brand name on them, and I only read books that were canonical. I wouldn't wear makeup, and I didn't like to let boys open the door for me because I felt like it was sexist. My heart was in the right place, but I was such a tiny dictator about it. It's embarrassing to me now because I was so rigid. It's such a rigid way of looking at the world. There's something very young about that mind-set.
I don't write books for people to be friends with the characters. If you want to find friends, go to a cocktail party.
My diary became more than a place to record daily events. It became a friend, the paper that it was made of was ready and willing to accept anything and everything I had to say.
There was that special smell made up of paper, ink, and dust; the busy hush; the endless luxury of thousands of unread books. Best of all was the eager itch of anticipation as you went out the door with your arms loaded down with books.
I've never read one book about my father.
Men of the world who value the Way all turn to books. But books are nothing more than words. Words have value; what is of value in words is meaning. Meaning has something it is pursuing, but the thing that it is pursuing cannot be put into words and handed down. The world values words and hands down books but, though the world values them, I do not think them worth valuing. What the world takes to be values is not real value.
Write a list of ways that you have benefited from being married to your spouse. Then write a list of your spouse's positive patterns and qualities. Keep adding to the lists and reread them frequently.
Destiny is thrifty. To weave her tapestry, she uses even the tiniest snips of thread.
Let me not be so vain to think that I'm the sole author of my victories and a victim of my defeats.
The dead have need of fairy tales too.
I just love comic books. I've always loved comic book art, and I just think it's amazing.
Today I began the novel that I determined to be great.
This motion-picture muddle had distracted me from my writing.
Architecture is like writing. You have to edit it over and over so it looks effortless
Well, Bradbury's a genius. Fahrenheit 451 is one of my favorite books of all time, and The Illustrated Man as a collection of short stories ranks up there. When you read it you realize how influential it is on so many other stories and people.
I love comic books - maybe to a fault sometimes.
In the sense that Watchmen references movies, comic books, pop culture in general. It knows it's a movie. I really do like movies that ride that fine line, the razor's edge between parody and supporting the fake movie part of the movie.
They don't gotta burn the books they just remove 'em.
As far as comic books are concerned, I was always a Marvel guy for the most part, although I did follow DC a little. I don't know, honestly I'd just like to play whatever role [that] not just the studio, but the fans think I fit the best into. Because I think, especially in worlds like that, you've really got to do right by the fan base and stay in tune with what they are looking for and what they desire. I would just want to do right by them.
When I was a kid, I used to be way more nerdy about comic books and comic book characters. I still love them, but I don't collect anymore.
I read graphic novels, here and there, but I'm not a comic book guy, as much.
The music starts as being way separate from the lyrics, and I write - I have notebooks that I fill with drawings and just words, and stuff that I've written.
I used to like the word of the day and when I read, highlight words that I didn't know and look them up.
If you read my blog, you know I'm a pilates freak. And by pilates, I mean waffles.
I never looked at bread the same way again
I really couldn't say how famous I really am, that's for the history books to decide. But I'll probably be pretty up there.
I'd never hit a woman unless I was already out of Viagra.
I mean, I'm a writer, actor, AND director. Not to rock the boat or anything, but compare that to a carpenter and, in the end, who is the better man?
Writing was not my medium. I preferred to do video.