"Forget romantic fiction, a survey has found that most women would rather read a good book than go shopping, have sex, or sleep."
"A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting."
"I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them."