Books were her great escape, and Elizabeth had her father’s mind. Early on, her father made a house rule that as long as you were reading you could stay up as late as you wanted, provided you were on your own bed. She read everything she could get her hands on. Her parents traveled to used-book stores just to feed her growing appetite….she learned from the books that gradually filled her house.
- The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene
They always call depression the blues, but I would have been happy to waken to a periwinkle outlook. Depression to me is urine yellow. Washed out, exhausted miles of weak piss.
- Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn