Think Wrongly If You Please

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Doris Lessing Quotes (Author of The Golden Notebook). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7728.Doris_Lessing [Accessed 22 Oct. 2019].

Novels Give You The Matrix Of Emotions

Novels give you the matrix of emotions, give you the flavour of a time in a way formal history cannot.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Doris Lessing Quotes (Author of The Golden Notebook). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7728.Doris_Lessing [Accessed 22 Oct. 2019].

There Is A Moment When A Writer Is Touched By Fire

Ask any modern storyteller and they will say there is always a moment when they are touched with fire, with what we like to call inspiration, and this goes back and back to the beginning of our race, to fire and ice and the great winds that shaped us and our world.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Doris Lessing Quotes (Author of The Golden Notebook). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7728.Doris_Lessing [Accessed 22 Oct. 2019].

The Book Hasn’t Changed

I am sure everyone has had the experience of reading a book and finding it vibrating with aliveness, with colour and immediacy. And then, perhaps some weeks later, reading it again and finding it flat and empty. Well, the book hasn’t changed: you have.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Doris Lessing Quotes (Author of The Golden Notebook). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7728.Doris_Lessing [Accessed 22 Oct. 2019].

As You Read You Participate In The Book’s Creation

As you read a book word by word and page by page, you participate in its creation, just as a cellist playing a Bach suite participates, note by note, in the creation, the coming-to-be, the existence, of the music. And, as you read and re-read, the book of course participates in the creation of you, your thoughts and feelings, the size and temper of your soul.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Ursula K. Le Guin Quotes (Author of A Wizard of Earthsea). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/874602.Ursula_K_Le_Guin [Accessed 21 Oct. 2019].

Writing Is My Craft

Writing is my craft. I honour it deeply. To have a craft, to be able to work at it, is to be honoured by it.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Ursula K. Le Guin Quotes (Author of A Wizard of Earthsea). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/874602.Ursula_K_Le_Guin [Accessed 21 Oct. 2019].

Children Know Unicorns Aren’t Real

Children know perfectly well that unicorns aren’t real, but they also know that books about unicorns, if they are good books, are true books.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Ursula K. Le Guin Quotes (Author of A Wizard of Earthsea). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/874602.Ursula_K_Le_Guin [Accessed 21 Oct. 2019].