I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me every time - waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God - it changes me.
'Books—oh! no. I am sure we never read the same, or not with the same feelings.'
'I am sorry you think so; but if that be the case, there can at least be no want of subject. We may compare our different opinions.'
The library in summer is the most wonderful thing because there you get books on any subject and read them each for only as long as they hold your interest, abandoning any that don’t, halfway or a quarter of the way through if you like, and store up all that knowledge in the happy corners of your mind for your own self and not to show off how much you know or spit it back at your teacher on a test paper.