"I think of reading a book as no less an experience than traveling or falling in love."

Jorge Luis Borges

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

Maya Angelou

"Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible."

Doris Lessing

"Sometimes telling what happened, in whatever way you can, is a means of lightening your burden. It summons others to help you bear the weight of your own story, so that you might finally get out from under it."

Tracy K. Smith