Henry James On Writing

Henry James (15 April 1843 - 28 February 1916) There it is round you. Don't pass it by — the immediate, the real, the only, the yours, the novelist's that it waits for. Take hold of it and keep hold, and let it pull you where it will.

Stendhal On Love

Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle) (January 23, 1783 – March 23, 1842) Indeed, half — the most beautiful half — of life is hidden from one who has not loved passionately.

George Orwell On Foreigners

George Orwell (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950) If he were allowed contact with foreigners, he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself, and that most of what he had been told about them is lies.