We all have books we love to read.
As time goes on, we learn to love the people who wrote them too. Even if we don’t know the author personally, or even got acquainted with them face-to-face, we still find ourselves loving or respecting them.
As an author writes, they take a bit of themselves and plant it within the pages of their document. Us readers find these tidbits of character and personality and learn to love, respect, or dislike the people who wrote them.
If you love reading a certain book, you probably have some form of respect for the author. You might even have the feeling that you would be best friends with them if you ever had the chance.
Here are 10 quotes from authors I love.
“Its just that I went looking for my ideas outside of myself. I discovered its not what the world holds for you, its what you bring to it. Dreams dearest to my heart are right here…”~Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables: Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery)
“Then suddenly, the sun rose and everything changed in a moment. The gray sand turned yellow and twinkled as if it was strewn with diamonds. On their left, the shadows of Shasta and Hwin and Bree and Aravis, enormously long, raced beside them, and the double peak of Mount Pire, far ahead, flashed in the sunlight.” (The Horse and His Boy: Author: C.S. Lewis)
“If this owl’s parliment, as you call it, is all fair and above board and means no mischief, why does it have to be so jolly secret——-meeting in a ruin in the dead of night, and all that?”
“Tu-whoo! Tu-whoo!” whooted several owls.”Where should we meet? When would anyone else meet except at night?” ~(The Silver Chair: Author: C.S.Lewis)
“In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit. Not as nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with worms and an oozy smell, nor a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a Hobbit hole, and that means comfort.” (The Hobbit: Author: J.R.R. Tolkien)
“Courage to win Bree, courage to win.” (Viking Quest Series:Author: Lois Walfrid Johnson)
“A house isn’t a home without the ineffable contentment of a cat with its tail folded about its feet. A cat gives mystery, charm, suggestion.” (Anne of Green Gables: Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery)
“When two oxen are yoked together, they must pull in the same direction, Marcus. If one pulls to the right, and the other to the left, what happens?”
― Author: Francine Rivers, Mark of the Lion Collection)
“Anger is the wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.”
― Bodie Thoene