World Book Day 2015

Today (5th March) is World Book Day!  To celebrate, here are some quotes from Somervillian authors

“Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one’s luck.” (Iris Murdoch)

Iris Murdoch

“Every book is the wreck of a perfect idea” (Murdoch again)

“On the whole, I think you should write biographies of those you admire and respect, and novels about human beings who you think are sadly mistaken.” (Penelope Fitzgerald)

“Do you find it easy to get drunk on words?”  “So easy that, to tell you the truth, I am seldom perfectly sober.”  Dorothy L. Sayers in Gaudy Night (Part 2 of which is being shown on the Drama Channel tonight at 8pm)

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