"Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth, but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart."
- Salman Rushdie
"When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young."
- Maya Angelou
"The novel is not so much a literary genre, but a literary space like a sea that is filled by many rivers."
- Jose Saramago
"The truth about stories is that's all we are . . . you have to be careful with the stories you tell. And you have to watch out for the stories that you are told."
- Thomas King