"Few things leave a deeper mark on the reader, than the first book that finds its way to his heart."
"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or a duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift."
"Thanks to publishers like Tara, Tulika, Katha, Karadi, Duckbill and others, our children can now access Indian themes, characters and plots they can identify with. No longer do young readers have to puzzle over liquorice, scones and cucumber sandwiches, as we did with Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl. I am thrilled by this phenomenon."
"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."
"That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet."