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Why Does Goodreads Tout Fake Quotes?

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.23.2017 | Home
Lev Raphael

Over a year ago, I contacted Goodreads to let the managers of the site know that the top quotation they list by George Eliot is bogus: It is never to...

Mark Twain Did Not Write Valentines!

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.27.2016 | Home
Lev Raphael

If you want to check a Twain quote, it's very easy: There's Barbara Schmidt's web site Then you get the real man, not a fake reeking of crushed violets and Victorian sentimentality.

Guess What Else Mark Twain Never Said?

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.09.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Why would anyone with half a brain or any ear for the English language think this could be by Mark Twain -- or even any other American novelist?

8 Inspiring Author Quotes That Will Brighten Your Day

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.01.2014 | Home

Authors might not always be the cheeriest bunch -- heck, some of them even complain about the act of writing itself. But it'd be hard to disagree with...

27 Amazingly Powerful Quotes From Black Writers

Posted 02.05.2014 | Home

Happy Black History Month! In honor of this great month, here are 27 amazingly powerful quotes from eloquent black writers: "The impatient idealist...

12 Inspirational Ray Bradbury Quotes

Posted 08.22.2013 | Home

Today would have been Ray Bradbury's 93rd birthday. Though Bradbury died last year on June 5, the literary great lived a very full life. In 1992, ...

7 Stellar Charles Bukowski Quotes For His Birthday

Posted 08.16.2013 | Home

Today would be Charles Bukowski's 93rd birthday. In honor of the literary great, here are some of his best quotes. Are these quotes making you eag...

31 Most Invaluable Pieces Of Writing Advice From Famous Authors

Posted 05.22.2013 | Home

Many avid readers are also avid writers. It only makes sense that someone who loves the beauty of language would want to make a craft of it. Howev...

15 Inspirational F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes

Posted 05.08.2013 | Home

Due to Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of The Great Gatsby coming out on Friday, all the talk in the book world is on Gatsby. New York Magazine's Kathr...

11 Inspiring Roald Dahl Quotes

Posted 09.13.2012 | Home

Today would have been Roald Dahl's 96th birthday (he was born in 1916 and died in 1990). In order to celebrate one of our favorite children's book aut...

13 Ray Bradbury Quotes

Posted 08.06.2012 | Home

Ray Bradbury, the author of such literary science fiction classics as "Fahrenheit 451," "The Martian Chronicles" and "Dandelion Wine" has died today a...

8 Awful Book Blurbs By Good Writers

| Posted 02.28.2012 | Home

By Greg Zimmerman for BookRiot: For obvious reasons, established writers are usually very selective about which novels they’ll blurb. Perhaps, so...

Inspirational Reading Quotes From Your Favorite Authors

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.05.2011 | Home

From Flavorwire For some, they're an escape to another, more magical world. For others, they're a chronicling of human history. No matter why you l...

Writing Aphorisms

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Writing Aphorisms can inspire with their succinct wit and wisdom. Last week we published a list of some of our favorites, and now we're back with more...

9 Writing Aphorisms For #WriterWednesday (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today is Writer Wednesday on Twitter, marked by the hashtag #ww or #writerwednesday, and in honor of it, we've compiled some of the best aphorisms on ...