• When we read, we are not looking for new ideas, but to see our own thoughts given the seal of confirmation on the printed page. The words that strike us are those that awake an echo in a zone we have already made our own—the place where we live—and the vibration enables us to find fresh starting points within ourselves

    Cesare Pavese (2017). “This Business of Living: Diaries 1935-1950”, p.146, Routledge