Quotes For A Coronavirus Sampler

  • 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."
  • Your Childhood Pet Rock:
    "I'm going to just hate myself in a corner and continue my own shutdown as best as I can."

Speed-Reading List

  • Seanan McGuire: When Sorrows Come
    Reviewed September 15. (****)
  • Suzanne Park: The Perfect Escape
    Reviewed September 9. (***)
  • Tirzah Price: Pride and Premeditation
    Reviewed September 7. (***)
  • Rodger Streitmatter: Empty Without You: The Intimate Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok
    Reviewed September 6. (****)
  • Sarah Henning: The Queen Will Betray You
    Reviewed September 5. (***)
  • By Joseph E. Persico.: Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life
    Reviewed September 1. (****)
  • Olivia Dade: Spoiler Alert
    Reviewed August 12. (***)
  • Matt Haig: The Midnight Library
    Reviewed August 10. (****)
  • William F. Leuchtenburg: Herbert Hoover
    Reviewed August 9. (****)
  • Veronica Rossi: Under the Never Sky
    Reviewed August 8. (***)
  • Alex Flinn: Love, Jacaranda
    Reviewed August 6. (****)
  • Louis Auchincloss: Woodrow Wilson
    Reviewed August 5. (**)
  • Kevin Phillips: William McKinley
    Reviewed August 3. (*)
  • Charles W. Calhoun: Benjamin Harrison
    Reviewed August 1. (**)
  • Hazel Rowley: Franklin and Eleanor
    Reviewed July 31. (****)

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March 24, 2021

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