Well, not quite "random" as it's a book I happen to be reading and therefore is not strictly random. OK, shut up stats-nerdy chica! I just needed to share this passage, it really embedded itself within me.
From A Tale of Love and Darkness, Amos Oz (translated by Nicholas de Lange):
"So I learned from books the art of composition, not from what was in them but from the books themselves, from their physical being. They taught me about that dizzying no-man's-land or twilight zone between the permitted and the forbidden, between the legitimate and the eccentric, between the normative and the bizarre."