"Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw."
"Everything you can imagine is real."
"I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn’t."
"I just want to have a completely adventurous, passionate, weird life."
"Someone once asked, “If you could take it all back, would you?”
At the time I didn’t know. Now I do. I wouldn’t take that terrible experience back for anything in the world. Too much light has come out of my darkness."