"When you read a great book, you don’t escape from life, you plunge deeper into it." Julian Barnes
"Who needs to go somewhere when you can read about it." Pseudonymous Bosch in "The name of this book is secret"
"The library is an arena of possibility, opening both a window into the soul and a door onto the world." Rita Dove
"I would never want to live anywhere but Baltimore. You can look far and wide, but you'll never discover a stranger city with such extreme style. It's as if every eccentric in the South decided to move north, ran out of gas in Baltimore, and decided to stay." John Waters, Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste
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