This is the start of an occasional series in which I plan to highlight some of my favourite quotes or lines of text from my accumulated reading. The books may or may not be on my list of favourite reads, and they may not even be texts I’d wholeheartedly recommend, but the lines themselves will have, for some reason, struck a chord with me. These are the lines which make me hold my breath when I read them and which don’t let me move past the end punctuation mark without pausing. They are the words with which I fill notebooks and which I repeat to myself when I can’t sleep.
As always, words are my currency. I’d be delighted to barter some of my most valued words in exchange for some of yours.