qotw: books

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Books, for me, are a home. Books don’t make a home – they are one, in the sense that just as you do with a door, you open a book, and you go inside.

–Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

qotd: miracles

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Most people are not, in action, worth very much; and yet, every human being is an unprecedented miracle. One tries to treat them as the miracles they are, while trying to protect oneself against the disasters they’ve become.

—James Baldwin, No Name in the Street

qotd: hope

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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”