“If you don’t have the time to do something right, where are you going to find the time to fix it?”

“A man who can't bear to share his habits is a man who needs to quit them.”

“I believe most people are essentially good. I know that I am. It's you I'm not entirely sure of.”

“What we like to think of ourselves and what we really are rarely have much in common.”

“He smiles a lot. But I think there might be worms inside him making him smile.”

“The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as long swallows.”

“And people who don’t dream, who don’t have any kind of imaginative life, they must… they must go nuts. I can’t imagine that.”

“I loved you then and I love you now and I have loved you every second in between.”

“Oh Christ, he groaned to himself, if this is the stuff adults have to think about I never want to grow up”

“People with a high tolerance for boredom can get a lot of thinking done.”

“Even people capable of living in the past don't really know what the future holds.”

“Eddie discovered one of his childhood's great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought.”

I guess when you turn off the main road, you have to be prepared to see some funny houses.

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

“She laughed at the stars, frightened but free, her terror as sharp as pain and as sweet as a ripe October apple”

“A person who doesn't learn from the past is an idiot, in my estimation.”

“Reading a good long novel is in many ways like having a long and satisfying affair”

“It's strange how pain marks our faces, and makes us look like family.”