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I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.

Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed

There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough

Irwin Shaw

And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.

Jane Austen, from Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics, 2003)

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.

Anaïs Nin (via psych-facts)

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Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.

Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies

(Source: ghoulnextdoor)

And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.

Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.

Anne Tyler

Fictitious Dishes, Famous Meals From Literature by Dinah Frie

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Each person has a literature inside them.

Anna Deavere Smith

No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.

Eugene Field

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