"I have put my faith in books . . . The joy and satisfaction I take from them (from reading them, writing them, buying them, owning them) never diminishes and, unlike most things, is never diluted by repetition." ~Diane Schoemperlen, from Our Lady of the Lost and Found
"The reader may ask how to tell fact from fiction. A rough guide: anything that seems particularly unlikely is probably true." ~ Hilary Mantel, from A Place of Greater Safety
"Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve. . . . Or better yet, date a girl who writes."