"If you are destined to become a writer, you can’t help it. If you can help it, you aren’t destined to become a writer. The frustrations and disappointments, not even to mention the unspeakable loneliness, are too unbearable for anyone who doesn’t have a deep sense of being unable to avoid writing."
London Underground Tube Map based on Alice in Wonderland.
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"When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind."
Please. PLEASE. Someone take me camping in a library.
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“The Rules of Book Club.”
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Someday I will say this to someone.
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"Wordplay hides a key to reality that the dictionary tries in vain to lock inside every free word."
"This place is a mystery. A sanctuary. Every book, every volume you see, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it & the soul of those who read it & lived it & dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down it’s pages, it’s spirit grows & strengthens. In this place, books no longer remembered by anyone, books that are lost in time, live forever, waiting for the day when they will reach a new reader’s hands, a new spirit…"
"Drop a stone in the still pool of your character’s life and watch the ripples."