Quotes by Paul Auster

"Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author's words reverberating in your head."

"I had jumped off the edge, and then, at the very last moment, something reached out and caught me in midair. That something is what I define as love. It is the one thing that can stop a man from falling, powerful enough to negate the laws of gravity."

"Stories only happen to those who are able to tell them."

"It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not."

"And that's why books are never going to die. It's impossible. It's the only time we really go into the mind of a stranger, and we find our common humanity doing this. So the book doesn't only belong to the writer, it belongs to the reader as well, and then together you make it what it is."

Books by Paul Auster

  • Hunger
  • 45,327 ratings
  • February 19th 2008 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    (first published 1890)

  • The Brooklyn Follies
  • 24,337 ratings
  • October 17th 2006 by Picador

    (first published December 27th 2005)

  • 4 3 2 1
  • 23,682 ratings
  • January 31st 2017 by Henry Holt and Co.
  • Moon Palace
  • 21,940 ratings
  • April 1st 1990 by Penguin Books

    (first published February 1989)

  • Invisible
  • 19,633 ratings
  • October 27th 2009 by Henry Holt and Co.

    (first published 2009)

  • Leviathan
  • 15,942 ratings
  • September 1st 1993 by Penguin Books

    (first published 1992)

  • Timbuktu
  • 12,943 ratings
  • May 2000 by Picador

    (first published May 25th 1999)

Paul Auster
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