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You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.

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Fiction’s about what it is to be a fucking human being.
I’m a very ordinary human being; I just happen to like reading books.
Sometimes when I’m really enjoying a book, I’ll read a sentence or paragraph and just think - how can someone’s head be wired in such a way ...
In books we never find anything but ourselves. Strangely enough, that always gives us great pleasure, and we say the author is a genius.
Fictional people are people, too, otherwise why would we care what happens to them?
I despise the kind of book that tells you … how to make yourself happy! The first duty of philosophy is making you understand what deep shit...
We don’t need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a...
That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and a...
Book turnoff: When an author introduces too many characters at once.
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never b...
Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.
I really like how all bookstores or libraries are quiet. No one talks above a whisper. It’s like everyone is respecting and listening ...