Saturday, November 05, 2022

Quote of the Week: How the Other Half Lives

Sei had never been comfortable in the presence of books. Their natural state was to be shut, closed, to grin pagily from shelves, laughing at her, promising so much and delivering such meanness, such thinness. They displayed only men and women with dead eyes and rituals of living she could not understand. When closed, books gave impressions of perfection. They did not need her.

 - Catherynne M. Valente, Palimpsest, pp.95

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