WHEN USED BOOKSTORES HAVE SALES
"Let me begin by telling you that I was in love. An ordinary statement, to be sure, but not an ordinary fact, for so few of us learn that love is tenderness, and tenderness is not, as a fair proportion suspect, pity; and still fewer know that hapiness in love is not the absolute focusing of all emotion in another: one has always to love a good many things which the beloved must come only to symbolize; the true beloveds of this world are in their lovers’s eyes lilac opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child’s Sunday, lost voices, one’s favourite suit, autumn and all seasons, memory, yes, it being the earth and water of existence, memory."
Truman Capote, Other Voices, Other Rooms
"Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose."
Neil Gaiman (via writingquotes)
"Materializations are often best produced in rooms where there are books. I cannot think of any time when materialization was in any way hampered by the presence of books."
Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House