Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.
[T]o read was precisely to enter another world, which was not the reader's own, and come back refreshed, ready to bear with equanimity the injustices and frustrations of this one. Reading was balm, amusement -- not incitement.
The Cavaliere has retired to his study and reads, trying not to think about what is going on around him -- one of the principal uses of a book.
Literature was the passport to enter a larger life; that is, the zone of freedom. Literature was freedom. Especially in a time in which the values of reading and inwardness are so strenuously challenged, literature is freedom.
Most of my reading is rereading.
Read a lot. Expect something big, something exalting or deepening from a book. No book is worth reading that isn't worth re-reading.