Tom Robbins

“Conservatives understand Halloween,
liberals only understand Christmas,
If you want to control a population,
don’t give it social services,
give it a scary adversary.”

-Tom Robbins (Skinny Legs and All)

Peter Ustinoz

“I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.”

- Peter Ustinov

Walt Whitman

“Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.”

- Walt Whitman (American Poet)

Nadine Gordimer

“The creative act is not pure. History evidences it. Sociology extracts it. The writer losses Eden, writes to be read and comes to realize that he is answerable

- Nadine Gordimer ( South African Writer )

Roman Payne

“Wine Gives One ‘Ideas,’ Whereas Champagne Gives One ‘Strategies.’”

-Roman Payne

Philip Levine

“I type it up. I show it to my wife. She gives me her response – coded. ‘ Oh, this is interesting,’ means throw it away. ‘This is pretty good,’ means work on it a lot longer,”

- Philip Levine (American Poet)

Mario Vargas Llosa

“No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing.”

- Mario Vargas Llosa (Today’s Winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature)

Isaac Bashevis Singer

“If Moses had been paid newspaper rates for the Ten Commandments, he might have written the Two Thousand Commandments.”

- Isaac Bashevis Singer (Polish-born American Author)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Alessandro Manzoni

“When a friend, then, indulges in the joy unburdening a secret on to another friend’s bosom, he makes the latter, in his turn, feel the urge to taste the same joy himself.”

- Alessandro Manzoni (19th century Italian Poet and Novelist)