“I believe in love at first sight. Fate, the universe, all of it. But not how you’re thinking. I don’t mean it in the our souls were split and you’re my other half forever and ever sort of way. I just think you’re meant to meet some people. I think the universe nudges them into your path.”

– Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera – What if it’s us


The novels we know best have an architecture. Not only a door going in and another leading out, but rooms, hallways, stairs, little gardens front and back, trapdoors, hidden passageways, et cetera. It’s a fortunate rereader who knows half a dozen novels this way in their lifetime.”

– Zadie Smith

Het kind verwachtte snoepgoed, ik hoopte op literatuur

Sam Savage – Firmin

This is love, she thought, isn’t it? When you notice someone’s absence and hate that absence more than anything? More, even, than you love his presence?

Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything is Illuminated)

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Albert Einstein

Een goed boek is als een beste vriend. Het kan je aan het lachen maken, je troosten, of je al je zorgen laten vergeten.

Mariska Reniers

‘Het was alsof ik ergens anders heen wilde, maar ik wist toen nog niet waar naartoe. Ik rende in mijn droom naast onze auto, maar mijn rennende zelf had nog geen idee wat haar bestemming was.’

Petite Anglaise