You think you’re bold? You think you know sin? You’re still learning the language, I wrote the bloody book.
I am on a curiosity voyage, and I need my paddles to travel. These books… these books are my paddles.[explains the reason why he needs more than five books]
There are countless types of books in this world, which makes good sense because there are countless types of people.
All books add up to one essential truth, which is, if your IQ is above a certain number, life is pretty much unbearable. And the number is not even that high.
You’re the one who grew up your entire life looking for that book, and you never found it. Me on the other hand, I can’t fart without tripping over that thing. And I fart a lot.[to Ruby]
You know that that book can send you back, right? So you want to scramble my brain until I give it to you. Well think again! The only person who scrambles my brain, pal, is me, by doing the fun stuff, like drinking glue, and sniffing booze!
When you read an enormous number of books, you are going to learn a great deal of information that might not be useful for a long time. But then, suddenly, like a strike of lightning or a grand piano falling out of a window, an opportunity arises to use the information gleaned from even the most unlikely piece of reading.
That’s sad, people buying books because of what’s popular, not because they want to be moved or changed in some way.