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Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts or happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever flowing through one’s head.
Mark Twain
In this box are all the words I know… Most of them you will never need, some you will use constantly, but with them you may ask all the questions which have never been answered and answer all the questions which have never been asked. All the great books of the past and all the ones yet to come are made with these words. With them there is no obstacle you cannot overcome. All you must learn to do is to use them well and in the right places.
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Toured the St. Louis Central Library this week and learned about the history, architecture, and recent renovation. One of the most beautiful libraries I’ve ever visited.

We are who we are because of those we choose to love and because of those who love us.
Kate Mosse, The Winter Ghosts
But see that you get on. That’s your job in this hard world, to keep your love alive and see that you get on, no matter what. Pull your act together and just go on.
Stephen King, The Shining

I’m sitting at home all alone on a rainy night and the only book I want to (re)read is The Shining by Stephen King. Read it, knowing I will end up hiding under the covers within the hour? Or force myself to resist?