"Food loved her, and almost stood up and saluted when she came into the kitchen" - 'On Canaan's Side' by Sebastian Barry.
"Knowledge is like brackish water at the bottom of an old vase unless it flows somewhere" - Shams in the novel 'Forty Rules of Love' by Elif Shafak
"It's never the changes we want that change everything" - 'The Brief, Wonderous Life of Oscar Woe' by Junot Diaz.
"What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it is a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it" - 'Catcher in the Rye' by JD Salinger
"All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack and a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair" - 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' by Mitch Albom.
"If you don't go out in the woods, nothing will ever happen and your life will never begin" - 'Women Who Run With The Wolves' by Clarissa Pinkola-Estes