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Good writers borrow …

Good writers borrow …

There is a space on everyone’s bookshelves …

There is a space on everyone’s bookshelves …

Sometimes you read a book so special …

Sometimes you read a book so special …

 

Tolkien …

Tolkien …

If we can’t stamp out literature …

If we can’t stamp out literature …

A wonderful quote from Vile Bodies (1930) by Evelyn Waugh

A copy of Dante’s Purgatorio excited his especial disgust.

“French, eh?” he said. “I guessed as much, and pretty dirty too, I shouldn’t wonder. Now just you wait while I look up these here books”—how he said it!—”in my list. Particularly against books the Home Secretary is. If we can’t stamp out literature in the country, we can at least stop its being brought in from outside.”

 

I should like to …

I should like to …

I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life

I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life.

Roald Dahl

“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life.p He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”

― Roald Dahl, My Uncle Oswald