“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen.
The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons
to find words for what we already know.”
― Alberto Manguel, A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections on a Year of Books
There is something called the rapture of the deep, and it refers to what happens when a deep-sea diver spends too much time at the bottom of the ocean and can't tell which way is up. When he surfaces, he's liable to have a condition called the bends, where the body can't adapt to the oxygen levels in the atmosphere.
All of this happens to me when I surface from a great book.”
― Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
― Simon Van Booy
Books can be dangerous.
The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life."
― Helen Exley
you see more in you than was there before.
― Clifton Fadiman