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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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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 t...
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 t...
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Book turnoff: When an author introduces too many characters at once.
I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
Reading is not a pastime. It’s a part of my life.
Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
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Reading, she tells me, is what she does best. She loves it because it uses the whole of her, the right and the left, the hemispheres of reas...
The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’...