"You don't put your life into your books, you find it there"– Alan Bennett, "The Uncommon Reader"
"Nice people don't necessarily fall in love with nice people."– Jonathan Franzen, "Freedom"
"In the end, it is my belief, words are the only things that can construct a world that makes sense."– Kate Atkinson, "Behind the Scenes at the Museum"
"Everything was broken, meaning everything could somehow be fixed."– Noelle Howey, "Dress Codes"
"It is possible to know the great truths without feeling the truth of them."– Marilynne Robinson, "Home"
"The beginning is the word and the end is silence. And in between are all the stories."– Kate Atkinson, "Human Croquet"
"I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions."– Augusten Burroughs, "Magical Thinking"
"Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind."– Jeffrey Eugenides, "Middlesex"
"In the immemorial style of young men under pressure, they decided to lie down for a while and waste time."– Michael Chabon, "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay"
"There is a beauty in the world, though it's harsher than we expect it to be."– Michael Cunningham, "The Hours"
"She wanted a book to take her places she couldn't get to herself."– Jeffrey Eugenides, "The Marriage Plot"
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