“It had always fascinated him that she'd consumed so many words, that her head was full of stories, told a thousand different ways.”
"Childhood was magical. Leaving it behind was a magnificent loss."
"Books can be possessive, can't they? You're walking around in a bookstore and a certain one will jump out at you, like it had moved there on it's own, just to get your attention. Sometimes what's inside will change your life, but sometimes you don't even have to read it. Sometimes it's just a comfort to have a book around."