Quotes by Martha Grimes, from Hotel Paradise, a novel

Silence is a way of saying: we do not have to entertain each other; we are okay as we are.

Martha Grimes, from Hotel Paradise, a novel

Other Great Authors


There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them.

Elie Wiesel

Give away all you like, but keep your bills and your temper.

Irish Proverb

Literature is the human activity that takes the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.

Lionel Trilling

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.

Danny Kaye

Johnny couldn't read ... for the simple reason that nobody ever showed him how.

Rudolf Franz Flesch

What a fearful object a long-neglected duty gets to be

Chauncey Wright »

Art does not imitate life. Art is much more powerful than that. Art brings life back. And it does it by exposing the secrets we all carry inside.

Jose Raul Bernardo, The Secret of the Bulls Simon & Schuster, 1996 »

I think the world is run by 'C' students.

Al McGuire »