• The women in my life have all been librarians, English teachers, or booksellers. If they couldn't speak pidgin Tolstoy, articulate Henry James, or give me directions to Usher and Ox, it was no go. I have always longed for education, and pillow talk's the best.

    Foreword to "A Passion for Books" by Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan, 1999.