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I want a future in which women...are viewed as independent protagonists in their own adventures—spiritual, intellectual, romantic, sexual, and creative adventures. That's one reason I read and write speculative fiction.' — Marge Piercy

Communication is health; communication is truth; communication is happiness. To share is our duty. – Virginia Woolf

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it. - Ursula K. Le Guin

I distrust any advice that contains the words 'ought' or 'should'. - Tamora Pierce

To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control. - Martha Nussbaum

I am not here for women only, but also for women. - Angela Merkel

Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. - Mary Oliver

Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul. - Joyce Carol Oates

We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives. - Toni Morrison

Stories are like children. They grow in their own way. - Madeleine L'Engle

Men explain things to me, still & no man has ever apologized for explaining, wrongly, things that I know and they don't. - Rebecca Solnit

Everyone probably thinks that I'm a raving nymphomaniac, that I have an insatiable sexual appetite, when the truth is I'd rather read a book. - Madonna

Some write of what was; others of what is...but I write of what will be.' — Mary Wollstonecraft

The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more. - Patricia A. McKillip

Stories are a different kind of true. - Emma Donoghue

Keep on. The work of the world is always done by creatures too tired to do it.' ― Carol Emshwiller

When I run the world, librarians will be exempt from tragedy. Even their smaller sorrows will last only for as long as you can take out a book.' — Karen Joy Fowler

An hour, once it lodges in the queer element of the human spirit, may be stretched to fifty or a hundred times its clock length. - Virginia Woolf

The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more. - Patricia A. McKillip

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. - Anna Quindlen

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.