Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
I discovered Deborah Ellis’s books in the school library after my head teacher encouraged me to go beyond the school curriculum and look for books I might enjoy.
Books that distribute things… with as daring a freedom as we use in dreams, put us on our feet again.
Good travel books, like travel itself, open the door to new worlds. In the strongest works the author’s vision becomes our own, especially if his or her subject is a distant destination.
I have written some poetry and two prose books about baseball, but if I had been a rich man, I probably would not have written many of the magazine essays that I have had to do. But, needing to write magazine essays to support myself, I looked to things that I cared about and wanted to write about, and certainly baseball was one of them.
One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God.
As a writer of fiction, lying is the central thing to all books.
All of my books are based in some way on my personal experiences, or the experiences of members of my family, or the stories kids would tell me in school.
Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
Complex astronomical instruments like the Antikythera Mechanism and the Nebra Sky Disk were made by Pagans. Our Pagan intellectual heritage includes poets and scientists and literary intellectuals of every kind, especially including those who wrote some of the most important and influential books in all of Western history.