Jane Smiley Quotes

Most popular Jane Smiley Quotes

Ignorance is a self-generating state of mind; one of its characteristics is that it doesn't recognize itself as ignorance.


The essence of charity, he often thought, was not deciding what others needed and giving it to them, but giving them what they wanted.


A bookstore is one of the few places where all the cantankerous, conflicting, alluring voices of the world co-exist in peace and order, and the avid reader is as free as a person can possibly be, because she is free to choose among them.