James Baldwin on reading, shared suffering, and connectedness.
“History, Like Love, Is So Apt To Surround Her Heroes With An Atmosphere Of Imaginary Brightness.”
—JAMES FENIMORE COOPER
"Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. Let us, therefore, study the incidents in this as philosophy to learn wisdom from and none of them as wrongs to be avenged."
“The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”
"Reading Is An Act Of Civilization; It’s One Of The Greatest Acts Of Civilization Because It Takes The Free Raw Material Of The Mind And Builds Castles Of Possibilities."