"We don’t want to feel less when we have finished a book; we want to feel that new possibilities of being have been opened to us. We don’t want to close a book with a sense that life is totally unfair and that there is no light in the darkness; we want to feel that we have been given illumination."
- Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water (via larien-vardamir-arcamonel)
"I doubt if I shall ever have time to read the book again — there are too many new ones coming out all the time which I want to read. Yet an old book has something for me which no new book can ever have — for at every reading the memories and atmosphere of other readings come back and I am reading old years as well as an old book."
- L.M. Montgomery, The Selected Journals, Vol. 3: 1921-1929 (via excessivebookshelf)