Tuesday, March 28

"For Kafka, books were "the axe for the frozen sea within us"; for Carl Sagan, "proof that humans are capable of working magic"; for James Baldwin, a way to change our destiny; for Neil Gaiman, the vehicle for the deepest human truths; for Polish Nobel laureate Wisława Szymborska, our ultimate frontier of freedom, falling closest to Galileo, who saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers."
 - Maria Popova

  • ". . . as I have said often enough, I write for myself in multiplicate,
    a not unfamiliar phenomenon on the horizon of shimmering deserts."
    - Vladimir Nabokov