There is nothing magical in them at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.
Great language and great literature do not survive long without each other
What do women want?” Sigmund Freud cried. Books and cats are a good start.
And how could anyone consent to give up the smell of open books, old or new?
It can be a good thing if deeper theology, or philosophy, only makes one more uncertain. It may lead to a healthy doubt; he may throw his hands up saying, ‘God, I just don’t know anymore. If you’re out there, I’m giving it all to you.’ From there, after the surrender, he is allowing God himself, rather than theories, books, and documents, to take over and lead him into all truth.
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.
You are what you eat and read.
Endings to be useful must be inconclusive.
I have a right to DNF a book I can’t find a fuck to give about. Life is too short to read shitty books.