Quote of the Week

For a long time I haven’t posted any quotes, but I feel like it’s time again for one!

So, here it is: I read it not so long ago, and I thought since it’s about books/writing/writers, I share it with you!

β€œThe personality of an author shines through in the book they are writing whether they like it or not. Sometimes this is quite unconnected with the subject of the book itself. That is why evil can be so attractive and good, sometimes, so repellent.”

— James Hartley: The Invisible Hand

I’m not sure it’s much of a discussion starter, but for some reason these few words caught my eye – and I think they are so true! Reading someone’s words you also get to know (or rather feel) some things about them, weather they intended to give those little things away or not. And that is one of the things I love so much about reading!

Reading connects people. ❀ But I don’t really have to explain that to you guys, right? The bookish community is something wonderful. Right?

Hugs πŸ™‚

8 thoughts on “Quote of the Week

  1. Agreed. I think. There are times when I have loved an author and felt like I really had a connection with them but then, when I started following them on social media, I found that they were nothing like I expected. In fact, there are two authors that I have stopped reading completely after getting to know their real personalities. We each have multiple sides to ourselves and we only show certain sides to certain people and I think authors are the same as everyone else.

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    1. Yes, you’re right. It can be misleading sometimes. Though I think the social media representation can be misleading, too. There are of course people (thus authors, too) whose rudeness and other flaws shine through their utterances.

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