To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
Faith consists in believing what reason cannot.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.