The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self-activity.

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Don't take rest after your first victory.. Because if you fail in second,more lips are waiting to say that Your first victory was just luck .. By: Dr.A.P.J ABDUL KALAM

About no subject are poets tempted to lie so much as about their own lives.

The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.

I don’t think of literature as an end in itself. It’s just a way of communicating something.

A real book is not one that’s read, but one that reads us.

Being a writer means taking the leap from listening to saying, “Listen to me”.

I don’t think of literature as an end in itself. It’s just a way of communicating something.

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.

Writing a novel is like heading out over the open sea in a small boat. It helps if you have a plan and a course laid out.

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.

Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time.

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

All readers come to fiction as willing accomplices to your lies. Such is the basic goodwill contract made the moment we pick up a work of fiction.

Never tell a story because it is true: tell it because it is a good story.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You’re there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see—every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties.

Novels begin not on the page, but in meditation and daydreaming—in thinking, not writing.

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.

Writing is like sex; you don’t have to wait until you’re an expert to begin doing it.

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

An obstacle is often a stepping stone.

Love is the only energy I’ve ever used as a writer. I’ve never written out of anger, although anger has informed love.

A novel is an impression, not an argument; and there the matter must rest.

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