The dead alive and busy.

Oct 142016

There is a special reverence for literature found only in those who have spent their whole lives watching television.

Oct 132016

An unending series of plausible occurrences is impossible in life, and insisted on in fiction.

Sep 292016

I can skip the one book I must read if I read only one book this year, having read more than one book this year.

Sep 282016

The novel often triumphs as a lived experience and always fails as a recollected one.

Jun 172016

It is not easy for a woman to win an author’s heart; she has to read his books.

May 302016

Many famous works of literature would have remained obscure if they had been read only as the author intended.

Mar 082016

Reading is like sauce-making: one does not remember the books so much as become infused with them.