"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."
"When we read a novel, we get the whole picture; we see a character’s complete life. All the empathetic emotions we feel for characters in novels actually wires our brains to have the same sort of sensitivity towards people in the real world."
"As humans, we waste the shit out of our words. It’s sad. We use words like “awesome” and “wonderful” like they’re candy. It was awesome? Really? It inspired awe? It was wonderful? Are you serious? It was full of wonder? You use the word “amazing” to describe a goddamn sandwich at Wendy’s. What’s going to happen on your wedding day, or when your first child is born? How will you describe it? You already wasted “amazing” on a fucking sandwich."