qotd: risk


One can give nothing whatever without giving oneself—that is to say, risking oneself.

—James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

qotd: hope


Hope gets you there; work gets you through.

Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark

qotd: open

fullsizeoutput_3233Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go.

—Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost 

qotd: reading


Some people think of reading only as a kind of escape: an escape from the “real” everyday world to an imaginary world, the world of books. Books are much more. They are a way of being fully human.

—Susan Sontag, Where The Stress Falls