"Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life."
Swann’s Way, Marcel Proust, translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Terence Kilmartin
"In reading, friendship is suddenly brought back to its original purity. There is no false amiability with books. If we spend the evening with these friends, it is because we genuinely want to. We often take leave of them, at least, only with regret."