This is a great little article, and it really, really makes me miss working in a library. Oddly enough, though, at least a couple of these are still relevant to me now that I’m bartending, and I’m grateful that the quote above is one of them. I’m just working on learning to read people the way I used to read books.
"I hope when people ask what you’re going to do with your English and/or creative writing degree you’ll say: Continue my bookish examination of the contradictions and complexities of human motivation and desire; or maybe just: Carry it with me, as I do everything that matters. And then smile very serenely until they say oh."