Reading is important.
Books are important.
Librarians are important. (Also, libraries are not child-care facilities, but sometimes feral children raise themselves among the stacks.)
Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale..
Think before you speak. Read before you think.
Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.
A writer is a world trapped in a person.
Victor Hugo (via nestingcas)
[Sometimes a writer is many worlds trapped in a person]
Look, man, you only get one chance in this life, and you don’t take it, it’s your fault. There are no excuses in this life, no excuses.
William S. Burroughs
(quoted in ‘William S. Burroughs - A Life' by Barry Miles)