"Maybe all wondrous books appear in our lives the way Milo’s tollbooth appears, an inexplicable gift, cast up by some curious chance that comes to feel, after we have finished and fallen in love with the book, like the workings of a secret purpose. Of all the enchantments of a beloved book the most mysterious – the most phantasmal – is the way they always seem to come our way precisely when we need them."
— Michael Chabon, Afterward to The Phantom Tollbooth
"You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love."
— Julia Child
"I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right."
— Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
"Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much."
— Zora Neale Hurston