qotd: problem

The problem with a book is that you never know what it’s planning to do to you until you’re too far into it.

—Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings

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qotd: try

Don’t lose heart. Don’t let it make you bitter. Try to understand. Try to understand. The world’s already bitter enough.

—James Baldwin, Another Country

qotd: peace

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The language of peace is subtle . . . The reasons for peace, the definitions of peace, the very idea of peace have to be invented, and invented again.

—Maxine Hong Kingston, The Fifth Book of Peace