“Love is vivid. I never wanted the pale version. Love is full strength. I never wanted the diluted version. I never shied away from love’s hugeness but I had no idea that love could be as reliable as the sun. The daily rising of love.”—Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
“I just want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage, a weekend of no distractions and a book that will stop time, lift me out of my quotidian existence and alter my thinking forever. Either that, or the latest photos of celebrities’ babies.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, NY Times Book Review