Quotes For A Coronavirus Sampler

  • quill:
    "Every single time mask mandates are shot down or the CDC drops their advice from “wear a mask” to “it’s okay to not wear a mask” infection rates go up. More to the point: you WILL be wearing a mask 8 hours a day again at some point before the end of spring, as there’s yet another wave rising in europe and most of america has relaxed masking requirements. It will be better for your mental health to work on ways to accept it as inevitable NOW instead of declaring that you’re over it."
  • Anonymous:
    “Nothing says vaccinations like a stripper pole.”
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci:
    "“If you are fully vaccinated, you don’t have to worry about anything." Angela Rasmussen: “We will not be living like this forever. Vaccination is your ticket to getting back to a normal life.”
  • Carolyn Hax:
    "Know, too, there’s no single code for “how to keep going.” There is only whatever works — and that can even mean just staggering from day to terrible day, food-work-sleep, until things change. Because things will change. They always do."
  • NotTheRedBaron:
    "Reading about interesting times is fascinating. Living through interesting times is very much not."
  • Ginny S:
    “I value things like my friends, my school, my teachers, so much more now. I know that I can lose them at a moment's notice, or even less. And I've been able to speak out more, because when every day might lead to your death, there's no payoff to keeping silent. I've learned that adults are not completely useless, but they sure as hell don't actually know much about the world. I've learned that we have to save this world, because of course we do.”
  • Michael Fazio (NYT)
    “The outside world doesn’t work very well right now, so we really have to create our own inside world,”
  • Ken Sofer:
    "I've seen enough of 2020 to know that the actual worst-case scenario is often much worse than my envisioned worst-case scenario,"
  • Linda Holmes:
    "And it is not lost on me that my year has been much better than most. Much easier than most. And still, I have been so challenged, so unhappy, so anxious. I don't even know how to wrap my head around it."
  • hanov3r:
    "We don't know when *waves hands* all of THIS is going to end. And that feels HUGE and insurmountable and makes me want to curl up in the foetal position with my numbing agent of choice and never get up again. If you look at the entirety of all of THIS, it's almost beyond the scope of imaging, and it becomes everything. But, today? Today ends. And tomorrow may be different. It may not be, but today has an end, and I can get to the end of today. Whether I can get to the end of tomorrow's "today" is up to tomorrow's hanov3r."

Speed-Reading List

  • Lester David and Irene David.: Ike and Mamie: The Story of the General and His Lady
    Reviewed August 11. (****)
  • Tom Wicker: Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Reviewed August 9. (**)
  • A.J. Baime: The Accidental President: Harry S Truman and the Four Months that Changed the World
    Reviewed August 1. (****)
  • Kristin Marguerite Doidge: Nora Ephron: A Biography
    Reviewed July 31. (****)
  • Delia Ephron: Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life
    Reviewed July 30. (***)
  • Kevin Tuerff: Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11
    Reviewed July 29. (***)
  • Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka.: With and Without You
    Reviewed July 25. (****)
  • Sutton Foster: Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life
    Reviewed July 22. (****)
  • Nicole L. Anslover.: Harry S Truman: The Coming of the Cold War
    Reviewed July 19. (***)
  • Robert Dallek: Harry S Truman
    Reviewed July 18. (***)
  • Anna Carey: This Is Not The Jess Show
    Reviewed July 17. (****)
  • Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.: The Personal Librarian
    Reviewed July 10. (****)
  • Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar: You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism
    Reviewed July 3. (****)
  • David Sedaris: Happy-Go-Lucky
    Reviewed July 2. (****)

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