People grow up by living.
The excellence of every Art is its intensity.
I will tell you what she was like. She was like a piano in a country where everyone has had their hands cut off.
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
it’s nice to look up sometimes, it’s nice to have heroes, it’s nice to have somebody else carrying some of the load.
And maybe what growing up really means is knowing that you don’t have to be just a character, going whichever way the story says. It’s knowing you could be the author instead.