Reading

The dead alive and busy.
—Vaughan

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.

Jan 212016
 

We seem almost naturally to revere books, for which reading them is the only cure.