Judith Wibberley
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There is nothing more powerful than words, use them wisely, for they can comfort or wound

and  once spoken they cannot be taken back again, not even with an apology.

Judith Wibberley

 Choose an author as you would choose a friend.

Wentworth Dillon 

  When I am dead, I hope it may be said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.' 

Hillaire Belloc

  A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. 

William Styron

 The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.

Mark Twain

 True ease of writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.

Alexander Pope

  To write well express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.


  It came from mine own heart. So to my head. And thence into my fingers it trickled; Then to my pen,

from whence immediately on paper I did dribble it daintily.

John Bunyan

  I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

Oscar Wilde

 An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.

Quentin Crisp

Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography



Oscar Wilde

  Where there is no imagination there is no horror.

Arthur Conan Doyle  

 If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree it had better not come at all.

John Keats

  People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise

W. Somerset Maugham

  A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.

Kenneth Tynan, New York Times

  If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things

worth reading or do things worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin  

 The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.

Benjamin Disreali  

He was my North, my South, my East, my West, my working week and my Sunday rest,

my noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last forever, I was wrong.

W.H. Auden 'Funeral Blues'

  Opening her eyes again, and seeing her husband's face across the table, she leaned forward

to give it a pat on the cheek, and sat down to supper, declaring it to be the best face in the world.

Charles Dickens

 Love is a grave mental disease.


 It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession

of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife

Jane Austen - Pride and Predudice

  Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.

Andy Warhol  

 The lark's on the wing; The snails on the thorn: God's in his heaven - All's right with the world !

Robert Browning

  The best remedy for those who are afraid,lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God.  Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be....

Anne Frank

  Some day I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.

Clarence Darrow, American Lawyer

 Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.

Dion Boucicault, London Assurance

  Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Rudyard Kipling

  I often quote myself - it adds spice to my conversation.

George Bernard Shaw 

 The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouths they've been in.


 Dennis Potter

  There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Oscar Wilde

 If you steal from one author, it's plagarism; if you steal from many it's research

Wilson Mizner, American Playright





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