Thursday, October 9, 2008

Truth & Fiction

All good books have one thing in common -- they are truer than if they had really happened, and after you have read one of them you will feel that all that happened, happened to you and then it belongs to you forever.

--Ernest Hemingway

(I don't like Hemingway's books, but I think he got this bit right.)

4 comments:

Sherwood said...

Shared memory of things that never happened--love it.

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

If you had asked me to guess who wrote that, I would have said C.S. Lewis. Wow . . .

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

I know. I never would have expected the author to be someone whose works I've disliked since high school.

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