There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
The increasing tendency to be interested in science fact and science fiction is indeed part of the same phenomenon—the desire to accept and understand and, therefore, just possibly to guide change, both with the mind (science) and the heart (science fiction).
Isaac Asimov; The Roving Mind (via perdurablequotes)
I’d rather read the worst novel ever written than sit through the best movie ever made.
Cancer Man,The X-Files
People imagine, and people believe: and it is that belief, that rock-solid belief, that makes things happen.
Shadow, American Gods (via melonica)
Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman.
Next on my reading queue.
The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (via surprised-brownie)
How Reading Novels Can Make You A Better Person (via io9)
"We all know that reading about heroic characters in impossible situations can be thrilling and a great escape from our otherwise drab lives.
But new research shows that reading fiction can actually make us better people as well — the more we identify with fictional characters on the page, the more we try to act like them…”
Keep reading at io9.com
Mr.Wednesday by Faqy
From American Gods by Neil Gaiman