qotd: history

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History is made and preserved by and for particular classes of people. A camera in some hands can preserve an alternate history.

—David Wojnarowicz, Close to the Knives

qotd: place

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The random, the unscreened, allows you to find what you don’t know you are looking for, and you don’t know a place until it surprises you.

—Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust

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