"People without hope not only don’t write novels, but what is more to the point, they don’t read them."
— Happy birthday to Flannery O’Connor, the inspiration for the steadfast Frances, in Carlene Bauer’s FRANCES AND BERNARD, available now. (via sharetheloveletters)
"Writing turns you into somebody who’s always wrong. The illusion that you may get it right someday is the perversity that draws you on."
— Happy 80th birthday to Philip Roth, someone who always got it right.
"I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live."
— Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer