“It is failure that guides evolution; perfection provides no incentive for improvement, and nothing is perfect.”

Colson Whitehead


We aim above the mark to hit the mark. Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The books that help you most are those which make you think the most.”

Theodore Parker


“There‚Äôs a point, around the age of twenty, when you have to choose whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life, or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.”

Le Guin (The Dispossessed)