qotd: movement

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Moving on foot seems to make it easier to move in time; the mind wanders from plans to recollections to observations.

—Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust

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qotd: impulse

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The impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you.

Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

qotd: attention

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Literature is dialogue; responsiveness . . . A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world.

Susan Sontag, from speech after being awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 2003