Books are like any other form of art; they ask,
“How do you want to feel right now?”
“Sometimes, though, I feel that pushing books
is a whole lot like pushing medicine.
Think of books as pills.
I have pills that cure ignorance
and pills that cure boredom.
I have pills to elevate moods
and pills to open people’s eyes to the awful truth:
uppers and downers as they were.
I sell pills to help people find themselves
and pills to help them lose themselves
when they require escape from the pressures
and anxieties of life in a complex society…“
– Tom Robbins