"The most profound indication of a social malignancy … no sense of humor. None of the monoliths could take a joke."
- George in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
"Nothing to be done."
- Estragon in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot
"There is a disproportionate magic in the way black marks on white paper — or their pixilated facsimiles — stir us into reverie and revise our consciousness. Still, we require proof that it has happened. And that proof is what the books on my shelves continue to offer."
- Verlyn Klinkenborg, "Books to Have and to Hold"