qotd: solitude

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A library is a good place to soften solitude; a place where you feel part of a conversation that has gone on for hundreds and hundreds of years even when you’re all alone.

—Susan Orlean, The Library Book

qotd: books

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?