"A flower was blooming inside him, and soon, when all tight leaves unfurled, when the noon of youth burned whitest, he would turn and look, as others had, for the opening of another door."
- Truman Capote, Other Voices, Other Rooms (via bookmania)
"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."
- Paul Auster
"‎’He often envied people who hadn’t read his favorite books. They had such happiness before them."
- Charles Finch
"She wanted a book to take her places she couldn’t get to herself."
- Jeffrey Eugenides