“It was books that made me feel like I was not completely alone.” – Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince (2011)

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.” – Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House, (1959)

“If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (1963)

“One day she ventured to the palace library and was delighted to find what good company books could be.” – E. Lockhart, We Were Liars (2014)
“Journeys end in lovers meeting; I have spent an all but sleepless night, I have told lies and made a fool of myself, and the very air tastes like wine. I have been frightened half out of my foolish wits, but I have somehow earned this joy; I have been waiting for it for so long.” – Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House (1959)

“I am learning in peacefulness, lying by myself quietly, as the light lies on these white walls, this bed, these hands. I am nobody; I have nothing to do with explosions.” – Sylvia Plath, Ariel (1965)

“The sky was a road and the stars made pathways; the moon was a watchtower, a lighthouse that led you home.” – Cassandra Clare, Queen of Air and Darkness (2018)

“I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it.” – Arthur Miller, The Crucible (1953)