One of J.K. Rowling's answers to "If you could bring only three books to a desert island, which would you pack?"
"[The author] is so good that I get distracted by his perfection. Not a word wrong." - Paul Graham
"How can I forget the moment when [I] learned that to be amusing was not to be frivolous and that language—always the language—was the magic key as much to prose as to poetry?" - Christopher Hitchens