"The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers."
"I don't hate humanity and I'm not interested in people who do. Although, it's funny, actually, some of my favorite writers really do. Like Martin Amis. My dirty secret. 'London Fields' is one of my favorite books ever. And it's indefensible! But he's so funny... I forgive him everything."
"For a long time all I wanted for Christmas were books about outdoor survival. I was convinced that the woods were calling me. I camped a lot, I took classes. At 18, I told myself if I don't live in the woods by myself by the time I'm 25, I have failed."
"Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it."
"I took every chance I could to meet with U.S. soldiers. I talked with them and read the books they gave me about the war. I decided I needed to return to my country and join with them - active duty soldiers and Vietnam Veterans in particular - to try and end the war."
"When I climb into my car, I enter my destination into a GPS device, whose spatial memory supplants my own. I have photographs to store the images I want to remember, books to store knowledge and now, thanks to Google, I rarely have to remember anything more than the right set of search terms to access humankind's collective memory."
"I'm always happy when I hear about people selling records or selling books or selling movies. It makes me proud of them."
"The distinction has blurred between young adult and adult books. Some of the teen books have become more sophisticated."
"I think I learned about the relationship between books and life from Margaret Mitchell."
"In our house we repeated the pattern of thousands of other homes. There were a few books and a lot of music. Our food and our furniture were no different from our neighbors'."