BOOKS. The purpose of a book is to lose yourself. To immerse yourself in a new world, in another person’s adventures. You can experience places you could never go, take part in historical events taken place hundreds of years before your birth. You learn new ideas, insights, opinions and ways of looking upon the world. You feel inspired, you gain wisdom, you see the beauty the world holds underneath the ugly reality we have all become all too familiar with. And all it takes is turning the page.
“The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours”— Alan Bennett (The History Boys: The Film)
“All I’d ever wanted was to forget. but even when I thought I had, pieces had kept emerging, like bits of wood floating up to the surface that only hint at the shipwreck below.”—Sarah Dessen (Just Listen)
I make you feel a way you’ve never felt before And I’m all you need and that you never want more Then you’d say all of the right things without a clue But you’d save the best for last Like I’m the one for you