"I'm of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every living librarian who crosses my path, on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved."
― Barbara Kingsolver, born on this day in 1955
"I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn."
—Anne Frank, born on this day in 1929
"Literature can train, and exercise, our ability to weep for those who are not us or ours." —Susan Sontag