“The distinction between complex thinking / right-answer thinking increasingly defines the difference between elite educational opportunity and education of the rest.”"If the SAT Were a Key to All Mythology" by Monica Cohen
"Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book."
"The sand was littered with sunbathers laid out on towels, raw and pink and exposed, like sushi."
"The history of humanity is, to a very great extent, a history of violence."
Pulchritude — beauty where you would least suspect it, hidden in a word that looked like it should signify a belch or a skin infection.