There are three things I simply "inhale" - tea, jam (always homemade) and books of course! I remember reading Hugo's Les Miserables during my student days (well - nights, rather!) and cycling to uni after a night's reading. I still treasure the beautifully illustrated copy of Anne of Green Gables my American friend's mum bought me at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York when I was 19. And yes, I love quoting Anne ;-) Just the one then -
"Isn't it wonderful when your imaginations come true?"
I always have my well-thumbed copy of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice near me, if I happen to have nothing else to read, a couple of pages of this wonderful book will set me up forever - I'm sorry, I'm rambling. I could go on and on. I'm glad to even share my birthday with Jane Austen. I love books that take me away from the here and now - doesn't necessarily have to be Narnia. But I do love these, too ♡
There's something about quotes, I think it's the simplicity & wisdom of a few words encapsulating a universe... or a moment in a universe. Same with haiku poetry.
I often read quotes when I'm feeling uninspired and use them to recharge my batteries.
I confess I also adapt quotes to suit my writing, like this: I look for a dialogue where I can add a line starting with, for instance: Isn't it wonderful when... and see where it goes. Plagiarism? Uhmm... Maybe. Maybe not. What do you think?