Books are a uniquely portable magic.
Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.
“If you don’t have the time to do something right, where are you going to find the time to fix it?”
“This inhuman place makes human monsters.”
“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.”
“A coward judges all he sees by what he is.”
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
“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.”
“the man in black travels with your soul in his pocket.”
“Eddie discovered one of his childhood's great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought.”
“I think part of being a parent is trying to kill your kids.”
“never's the word God listens for when he needs a laugh.”
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.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
“She laughed at the stars, frightened but free, her terror as sharp as pain and as sweet as a ripe October apple”
“They had discovered one could grow as hungry for light as for food.”
“A person who doesn't learn from the past is an idiot, in my estimation.”
“Give me just enough information so that I can lie convincingly.”
“To write is human, to edit is divine.”
“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.”