„Instead of going home, I drove to the library. To hell with human beings. I’d always felt safer with stories than with flesh and blood.“

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„In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still, and absorbed.“

—  Germaine Greer, Daddy, We Hardly Knew You
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