Unread Quote: The Lowland

This is a quote from Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland. Just skimming through the pages, I found this quote underlined in a shade of neon. It is one of my favorites from the book as for some strange reason, it fills my heart with warmth.  

I cannot remember a time…

“It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass. Yet regardless of where they come from, I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them — with the books…

Book are like lobster shells…

“Books… are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with ’em, then we grow out of ’em and leave ’em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.” ― Dorothy L. Sayers