I'm finally getting around to reading Allegiant, the final book in Veronica Roth's Divergent series. I just stumbled across this quote and it sums up exactly what I feel every time I pick up a book.
“He hands me the book and turns back to the computer. I look down at the worn cover and run my fingers along the edge of the pages. He makes the acquisition of knowledge feel like a secret, beautiful thing, and an ancient thing. I feel like, if I read this book, I can reach backward through all the generations of humanity to the very first one, whenever it was- that I can participate in something many times larger and older than myself.”