A well-chosen book saves you from everything, including yourself.
– Daniel Pennac
I’m addicted to silence and privacy; I wallow in it.
– Valorie Wesley
My loneliness can’t even be described: I’ve forgotten how to talk, and I surprise myself even if I accidentally say a loud word. For going on four weeks now I haven’t heard my own voice.
– Fyodor Dostoevsky in a letter to his wife, Anna Dostoevskaya, 28 August 1879