Quotes For A Coronavirus Sampler

  • 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."
  • The Ghost of James Madison's Rage Boner:
    "When millions of grown-ass adults have spent all summer violating lockdowns and ignoring social distancing guidelines, why did anyone expect college students to do any better?"

Speed-Reading List

  • Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand: Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family
    Reviewed May 9. (****)
  • Jennifer Estep: Crush the King
    Reviewed May 6. (*****)
  • Naomi Kritzer: Chaos on CatNet
    Reviewed April 30. (****)
  • Martha Wells: Fugitive Telemetry
    Reviewed April 26. (***)
  • Victoria Helen Stone: Problem Child
    Reviewed April 6. (****)
  • Victoria Helen Stone: Jane Doe
    Reviewed April 5. (****)
  • Sarina Bowen: Fireworks
    Reviewed March 27. (****)
  • Kevin Kwan: Sex and Vanity
    Reviewed March 8. (**)
  • Seanan McGuire: Calculated Risks
    Reviewed March 2. (***)

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April 13, 2021

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