"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