But reading is socially accepted disassociation. You flip a switch and you’re not there anymore. It’s better than heroin. More effective and cheaper and legal....I read the way a junkie shoots dope.
- Mary Karr
(This somewhat supports my long-held private thesis that addictive types don't really change their personalities, but they sometimes manage, with great wrangling and effort, to slide their addictive behaviour over onto something else that won't fucking kill them: writing, reading, exercise, cooking, music, whatever.)