Quotes by Lev Grossman

"If there's a single lesson that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so."

"I got my heart's desire, and there my troubles began."

"[F]or just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there's nothing else. It's here, and you'd better decide to enjoy it or you're going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever."

"It didn’t matter where you were, if you were in a room full of books you were at least halfway home."

"That was the thing about the world: it wasn't that things were harder than you thought they were going to be, it was that they were hard in ways that you didn't expect."

Books by Lev Grossman

  • Codex
  • 7,508 ratings
  • May 2nd 2005 by Mariner Books

    (first published 2004)

  • The Silver Arrow
  • 1,475 ratings
  • September 1st 2020 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Warp
  • 1,083 ratings
  • December 31st 1997 by St. Martin's Press

    (first published November 1997)

Lev Grossman
  • Lev Grossman

  • Born: in Lexington, MA, The United States.

  • Description: My novel The Magicians was a New York Times bestseller. So was the sequel, The Magician King. The third book in the trilogy, The Magician's Land, will be published in August 2014.

    There's yet more information about me and my books on my website.