I think a good novel would be where a bunch of men on a ship are looking for a...– Jack Handey
I am a product […of] endless books. My father bought all the books he read...– C.S. Lewis
I wanted to read them so much I bought them on Kindle and read them right away....– Jamaica Kincaid (via thebronzemedal)
Literary Stockholm Syndrome, or How 1,000-page... →
utnereader: As a former English major, I’ve slashed my way through tons (literally) of books. The aggregate weight of your literary explorations becomes a sort of status symbol on campus, with extra-shiny merit badges awarded for the really heavy tomes—the Ulysseses and Infinite Jests and David Copperfields and The Count of Monte Cristos. From a semi-serious academic perspective, this...
I have met with women whom I really think would like to be married to a poem and...– John Keats in a letter to Fanny Brawne (1819)
Unto my books so good to turn Far ends of tired days…– Emily Dickinson, from “LXXIV” (with thanks to bellswithin)
BOOKS. The purpose of a book is to lose yourself....