Annie Dillard: How we spend our days

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”

—Annie Dillard.

Annie Dillard: Parasitic insects

“I learn that ten percent of all the world’s species are parasitic insects. It is hard to believe. What if you were an inventor, and you made ten percent of your inventions in such a way that they could only work by harnessing, disfiguring, or totally destroying the other ninety percent?”

—Annie Dillard, author (b. 30 Apr 1945).