“[Neil Gaiman is] a man who looks like Professor Snape’s illegitimate son. The only reason he’s not Tim Burton is because Tim Burton called dibs on “Tim Burton” first.”
“For everything you have to love you have to pay some price.”
Book Geek Quote #439(via bookgeekconfessions)
Plenty of people write detective stories, but yours are the best. Why? Why are you so good, Agatha Christie? Because you understand. You’ve lived. You’ve fallen, you’ve had your heart broken. You know about people. Their passions, their hope, despair and anger.
“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.”
“People might tell you that reading is a way to hide from the world, and sometimes it can be, but in my experience, people who love books are also interested in myriad other things. They love music and movies and travel food and (gasp!) even television. As a friend of mine says, books make you a glutton for life. They show you how much there is to be experienced in the world. So let them do that. Let them make you curious. Let them make you hungry. Let them give you more questions than answers.”
Do you haunt bookstores? Find yourself looking for one of those quirky independents even on vacation? Do you fantasize about owning such a place, preferably a jumble of rooms encouraging browsers to meander all afternoon, ideally located in a quaint New England town?
Gabrielle Zevin has written this novel for you.”