"People who read books in public places are regarded with suspicion because they appear self-sufficient. When you seem self-sufficient, other people think that you think you’re better than them, and they get resentful."
"Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul."
"I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person."
"Let us look for secret things
somewhere in the world
on the blue shores of silence."
"Our books, however - even the ones printed long before we were born - remained ageless. They recorded the passage of real time, and because they reminded us of all the occasions on which they had been read and reread, they also reflected the passage of the preceding decades."
"She has made the ideal bookstore of her own imagination into a place where you can actually come and buy books."