"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.”
- Barbara W. Tuchma
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become."
- CS Lewis
“The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish."