A city cannot always be remembering, the man’s posture seems to say as he moves by, edging carefully past pockets of slick snow; a city has a right, not to forget or to move on, but at least to continue.
~Japanese For Travellers: A Journey, Katie M. Kitamura
Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz and the Evil Librarians series (via antiquedvintage)
for knowledge, for beauty and truth.]
They crawl on their knees to find it. — Dorianne Laux, from “Savages” (via the-final-sentence)
“Libraries really are wonderful. They’re better than bookshops, even. I mean bookshops make a profit on selling you books, but libraries just sit there lending you books quietly out of the goodness of their hearts.”
― Among Others, Jo Walton