Many writers will tell you they write to create a cosmos in which they can cozily cohabit with themselves.
Of course, we read for the same reason.
To find refuge, a soul shelter, a safe place in a world clearly gone mad.
We read for pleasure or we read to quiet the pain from a deafening roar to a dull throb.
We read to forget who we are or discover it;
we read to understand.
But most of all, we do read
to learn something we didn't know
before we turned the page.
- Susan Ban Breathnach