Jo Walton Quotes

Jo Walton Quotes

If you love books enough, books will love you back.

If I were omnipotent and omnibenevolent I wouldn't be so damn ineffable.

It doesn't matter. I have books, new books, and I can bear anything as long as there are books.

I care more about the people in books than the people I see every day.

The thing about Tolkien, about The Lord of the Rings, is that it's perfect. It's this whole world, this whole process of immersion, this journey. It's not, I'm pretty sure, actually true, but that makes it more amazing, that someone could make it all up. Reading it changes everything.

I am reading The Lord of the Rings. I suddenly wanted to. I almost know it by heart, but I can still sink right into it. I know no other book that is so much like going on a journey. When I put it down to this, I feel as if I am also waiting with Pippin for the echoes of that stone down the well.

books as objects are not what books are, it's not what's important about them

You can't do magic with books unless they're very special copies.

Reading is awesome and flexible and fits around chores and earning money and building the future and whatever else I’m doing that day. My attitude towards reading is entirely Epicurean - reading is pleasure and I pursue it purely because I like it.

I'm so glad I have my own copy. I can read them again and again. I can read them again and again on trains, all my life, and every time I do I'll remember today and it will connect up. (Is that magic?)

She felt her strong young body that she had never appreciated when she had it, constantly worrying that she didn't meet standards of beauty and not understanding how standards of health were so much more important.

And there's no sex, hardly any love stuff at all, in Middle Earth, which always made me think, yes, the world would be better off without it.

There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so
There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.

There's a way that money is freedom, but it isn't money, it's that money stands for having a choice.

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