“ Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world! ”
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
If books could have more, give more, be more, show more, they would still need readers who bring to them sound and smell and light and all the rest that can't be in books. The book needs you.
Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?