Anne Herbert (writer)
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.James Branch Cabell
- Eschew blandness. Eschew causing other's pain. We are all the target so wear bright colors and dance with those you love. Falling in love has always been a bit too much to apply to one person. Falling in love is appropriate for now, to love all these things which are about to leave. The rocks are watching, and the squirrels and the stars and the tired people in the street. If you love them, let them know, with grace and non-invasive extravagance. Care about the beings you care about in gorgeous and surprising ways. Color outside the lines. Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty. This is your last chance.
- Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.