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“…because two bodies, naked and entwined,
leap over time, they are invulnerable,
nothing can touch them, they return to the source.
There is no you, no I, no tomorrow,
no yesterday, no names, the truth of two
in a single body, a single soul,
oh total being…”

– Octavio Paz, Sunstone

“No one has imagined us. We want to live like trees,
sycamores blazing through the sulfuric air,
dappled with scars, still exuberantly budding,
our animal passion rooted in the city.”

– Adrienne Rich

“My turn shall also come:
I sense the spreading of a wing.”

– Osip Mandelstam

“A book with the genuine power to stir and comfort its readers.”

– Mitch Albom

“With thought, patience, and discrimination, book passion becomes the signature of a person’s character.”

– Nicholas A. Basbanes

“I wanted to read immediately. The only fear was that of books coming to an end.”

– Eudora Welty

“Epics are never written about libraries. They exist on whim; it depends on if the conquering army likes to read.”

– Patricia A. McKillip

“A library could show you everything if you knew where to look.”

– Pat Conroy, My Reading Life

“In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends, but they are imprisoned by an enchanter in these paper and leathern boxes; and though they know us, and have been waiting two, ten, or twenty centuries for us,—some of them,—and are eager to give us a sign and unbosom themselves, it is the law of their limbo that they must not speak until spoken to; and as the enchanter has dressed them, like battalions of infantry, in coat and jacket of one cut, by the thousand and ten thousand, your chance of hitting on the right one is to be computed by the arithmetical rule of Permutation and Combination,—not a choice out of three caskets, but out of half a million caskets, all alike.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson