January 3, 2012

Quote Garden - A World of Books

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Oscard Wilde

There are only two worlds - your world, which is the real world, and other worlds, the fantasy. Worlds like this are worlds of the human imagination: their reality, or lack of reality, is not important. What is important is that they are there. these worlds provide an alternative. Provide an escape. Provide a threat. Provide a dream, and power; provide refuge, and pain. They give your world meaning. They do not exist; and thus they are all that matters.
Neil Gaiman

All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.
Lemony Snicket

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
Angela Carter

There's a world that we know nothing about, that we can only imagine. And that is the world of books.
Jack Handey


  1. I loved the quotes. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the Neil Gaiman quote! That seems to be a theme in his work. Where exactly is it from?

  3. The Neil Gaiman quote is from "The Books of Magic" (source: Goodreads).