Words Are A Bad Family

Books are a bad family – there are those you love, and those you are indifferent to; idiots and mad cousins who you would banish except others enjoy their company; wrongheaded but fascinating eccentrics and dreamy geniuses; orphaned grandchildren; and endless brothers-in-law simply taking up space who you wish you could send straight to hell. Except you can’t, for the most part. You must house them and make them comfortable and worry about them when they go on trips and there is never enough room.

— Elizabeth McCracken, American writer.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Elizabeth McCracken Quotes (Author of The Giant’s House). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/73450.Elizabeth_McCracken [Accessed 16 Sep. 2019].