A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
–Gilbert K. Chesterton
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.