BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Books are the Journey…Anna Quindlen QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.Anna Quindlen

May 8, 2022 · 5 Comments

Why Books are just perfect – Stephen King QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable … Continue reading

January 9, 2022 · 4 Comments

So, what does your bookcase look like…?

Glen Donaldson, Australian writer-blogger-player-with words, appealed to readers to send him a photograph of their home bookcase. I sent pictures of my four in what I would like to think … Continue reading

November 27, 2021 · 4 Comments

“…Books hold most of the secrets of the world, most of the thoughts that men and women have had…” E.B.White on the benefits of joining a library QUOTES FOR WRITERS

A library is many things.  It’s a place to go, to get in out of the rain.  It’s a place to go if you want to sit and think.  But … Continue reading

November 14, 2021 · 4 Comments

Books = World says Cornelia Funke QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them.Cornelia Funke Image by Maya Nabrowski from Pixabay

October 18, 2020 · 4 Comments

Celebrating the wonderful technology of a book – E.L.Doctorow QUOTES FOR WRITERS

A physical book is great technology if you think about it. Once it’s produced it doesn’t use up any energy, and if you take decent care of it, it will … Continue reading

August 16, 2020 · 4 Comments

…Books are patient where we are slow to understand…Carl Sagan QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Books, purchasable at low cost, permit us to interrogate the past with high accuracy; to tap the wisdom of our species; to understand the point of view of others, and … Continue reading

June 21, 2020 · 2 Comments

Why I read – Zadie Smith QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I am fascinated to presume, as a reader, that many types of people, strange to me in life, might be revealed, through the intimate space of fiction, to have griefs … Continue reading

October 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

One of the great advantages books have over films…Alan Moore QUOTES FOR WRITERS

In comics the reader is in complete control of the experience. They can read it at their own pace, and if there’s a piece of dialogue that seems to echo … Continue reading

March 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Read Anything You Want. Just Read, says Matt Haig QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Read Emily Dickinson. Read Graham Greene. Read Italo Calvino. Read Maya Angelou. Read anything you want. Just read. Books are possibilities. They are Escape Routes. They give you options when … Continue reading

March 3, 2019 · 2 Comments

What you can do to books – Matt Haig QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

It is okay to dog ear pages. It is okay to draw in books. Doodles. Margin notes. Highlights. Books are to be interacted with, argued with, marked, loved. A book … Continue reading

August 19, 2018 · 13 Comments

They’re all worth reading – Stephen King QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Every book you pick up has its own lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones. Stephen King

July 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

She would never be lonely again…QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there … Continue reading

May 27, 2018 · 11 Comments

What books have taught me – James Baldwin QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · 4 Comments