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: hope


Hope gets you there; work gets you through.

Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark

qotd: hope


Hope looks forward but draws its energies from the past, from knowing histories, including our victories, and their complexities and imperfections.

—Rebecca Solnit, “In Praise on Indirect Consequences”