You think your pain and your heartbreak
are unprecedented in the history of the world,
but then you read.
It was books that taught me that the things
that tormented me most were the very things
that connected me with all the people who were alive,
or who had ever been alive.
I have always imagined that Paradise
will be some kind of library.
Jorge Luis Borges
When I have a little money, I buy books;
and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.
Erasmus of Rotterdam
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or
a book long enough to suit me.