"Is it a phase, sir?"
"Do you think it's a phase?"
"Some of the literature says it will pass. I'm not sure I want it to pass."
"The best moments in reading are when you come across something ---- a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things ----- that you'd thought special, particular to you, and here it is, set down by someone else. A person you've never met, maybe even someone long dead."