Saturday, April 23, 2016

WORDS OF WISDOM FROM W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

" I have learnt from experience that when a book makes a sensation it is just as well to wait a year before you read it. It is astonishing how many books then you need not read at all."

W. Somerset Maugham: The Voice of the Turtle



Wish I had read this advice before reading all those books on international- bestseller lists.

10 comments:

  1. So true, very few love up to the hype.

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    1. Glad we are on the same wavelength:)

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  2. Neer, I'm always sniffing around for literary quotes. Some of them are profound.

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    1. Sniffing...oh God!Prashant! I had a vision of you as a literary hound:))))

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  3. Oh, I like that quote a lot, Neeru! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. I remain a huge fan of his - just picked CAKES AND ALE in fact.

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    1. Me too Sergio. In fact CAKES AND ALE has been on my to-be-reread list for this year:)

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  5. Smart guy. I usually avoid "best sellers" like the plague, just for this reason. No regrets, so far.

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    1. Jane is it really you???????????? WELCOME BACK. Wish I too had your will-power in avoiding bestsellers:)

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