Some books leave us free and some books make us free.
‘Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem to be confidences or sides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profound thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until...
[Cheney’s standing has suffered mainly because Libby emerges as such a liability. Fitzgerald threw the book at him not for anything he said to reporters but for what he said to the FBI and the grand jury. The indictments suggest that the aide whose aim was to spin the war might have tried to spin...
It’s like the next Harry Potter book. You’ll have to wait for it and be grateful.
Surely you do not disbelieve the prophecies, because you had a hand in bringing them about yourself? You don’t really suppose, do you, that all your adventures and escapes were managed by mere luck, just for your sole benefit? You are a very fine per
Raney … Describes more people I know than any book I’ve read.
Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
The tree-hugging Tolkien freaks, once they get around to seeing the movie and reading the books, tend to go on to read other things that he did. In 1936 he gave a British Academy lecture called Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics, which is still one of the most fabulous things that’s been written.