"It occurs to her that there is one thing about people you can never understand well enough: how entirely inside themselves they are."
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven (via barbieandken)
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become."
C.S. Lewis (via wordsnquotes)