"Longing is a scar inside the heart and a country’s fingerprint on the body."
"Seeing someone read a book you love is seeing a book recommend a person."
"Maybe our world doesn’t have magical owls that bring you invitations to go on adventures, but it does have libraries."
"Novels aren’t just happy escapes; they are slivers of people’s souls, nailed to the pages, dripping ink from veins of wood pulp. Reading the right one at the right time can make all the difference."
"I like art, and by art I mean music, poetry, sex, paintings, the human body, literature. All of this is art to me."