• What does it matter how cultivated and up-to-date we are, or how many thousands of books we’ve read? What matters is how we feel, how we see, what we do after reading; whether the street and the clouds and the existence of others mean anything to us; whether reading makes us, physically, more alive.

    Gabriel Zaid, Natasha Wimmer (2003). “So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance”, Paul Dry Books Incorporated