“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

Rainer Maria RilkeRainer Maria Rilke

“Look inside yourself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives there. See whose face it wears.”

Audre LordeAudre Lorde

“Burning books was an incomprehensible act, and most people who didn’t even read would fight for the right to open any book they chose. Those in power fear free minds, and nothing unlocked thinking like literature.”

Nguyễn Phan Quế MaiNguyễn Phan Quế Mai

“Man’s capacity to rise above his social and historical situation seems to be conditioned by the sensitivity with which he recognizes the extent of his involvement in it.”

E.H. CarrE.H. Carr

“A mind is like a parachute – it doesn’t work unless it’s open.”

Frank ZappaFrank Zappa

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”

Bill NyeBill Nye

“This was one of the first ways I perceived power in another person…showing what you know, giving it to another person, realizing that as you spread it, you get to keep it but watch it grow, and by watching others have it, you learn new things about the original thing.”

Jenny SlateJenny Slate

“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea beneath us.”

Franz KafkaFranz Kafka

“To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”

Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in seeing with new eyes.”

Marcel ProustMarcel Proust