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

  • 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. (****)
  • Natalie Zina Walschots: Hench
    Reviewed June 27. (****)
  • Emily Wibberly and Austin Siegemund-Broka: The Roughest Draft
    Reviewed June 21. (****)
  • Sandra Beasley: Don't Kill The Birthday Girl: Tales From An Allergic Life
    Reviewed June 20. (****)
  • T. Kingfisher: Paladin's Strength
    Reviewed June 13. (****)
  • Emily Giffin: Meant to Be
    Reviewed June 12. (***)
  • Lindsay Ellis: Truth of the Divine
    Reviewed June 9. (***)
  • Stephanie Garber: Caraval
    Reviewed June 7. (***)
  • Tirzah Price: Sense and Second-Degree Murder
    Reviewed June 6. (****)
  • Jennifer Estep: Tear Down The Throne
    Reviewed June 3. (****)

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April 23, 2020

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