"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present."
"I’d like to know what a place is like when I’m not there. I’d like to be sure."
"From the outer edge of his life, looking back, there was only one remorse, and that was only that he wished to go on living"
"I guess that’s the beauty of books. When they finish they don’t really finish."
"All the books we own, both read and unread, are the fullest expression of self we have at our disposal. … But with each passing year, and with each whimsical purchase, our libraries become more and more able to articulate who we are, whether we read the books or not."