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“If one wanted to depict the whole thing graphically, every episode, with its climax, would require a three-dimensional, or, rather, no model: every experience is unrepeatable. What makes lovemaking and reading resemble each other most is that within both of them times and spaces open, different from measurable time and space.”

– Italo Calvino, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

“A good book is an event in my life.”

– Stendhal, The Red and the Black

“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”

– Angela Carter

“My reading list grows exponentially. Every time I read a book, it’ll mention three other books I feel I have to read. It’s like a particularly relentless series of pop-up ads.”

– A.J. Jacobs

“Generally speaking, books don’t cause much harm. Except when you read them, that is. Then they cause all kinds of problems.”

– Pseudonymous Bosch

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading!”

– Rainer Maria Rilke

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”

– Roald Dahl, Matilda

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

– Emilie Buchwald

“Anyway—because we are readers, we don’t have to wait for some communications executive to decide what we should think about next—and how we should think about it. We can fill our heads with anything from aardvarks to zucchinis—at any time of night or day.”

– Kurt Vonnegut

“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”

– Roald Dahl, Matilda