Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

Quotes about Novels

I had an idea in my head of what a novel was, and that book cracked my idea wide open.
Aria Beth Sloss

Novels are alive. They live on the other side of our lives, influencing us like good friends.
Banana Yoshimoto

“But wouldn’t you be less of a bore if you read novels?”
Carol Shields Unless

A novel is like a window, open to an infinite landscape.
Isabel Allende

She liked Victorian novels. They were the only kind of novel you could read while you were eating an apple.
Stella Gibbons Cold Comfort Farm

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