"He liked to read with the silence and the golden colour of the whiskey as his companions. He liked food, people, talk, but reading was an inexhaustible pleasure. What the joys of music were to others, words on a page were to him."
"Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve."
"And when you love a book, commit one glorious sentence of it - perhaps your favourite sentence - to memory. That way you won’t forget the language of the story that moved you to tears."