qotd: activity

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Storytelling is the essential human activity. The harder the situation, the more essential it is.

—Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior

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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

qotd: write

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The thing you want to write, before you wrote it, was impossible to write. Otherwise it would already exist. You writing it makes it possible.

—Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel