wisdom underfoot

E. 41st between Fifth and Park is set with 96 bronze plaques created by sculptor Gregg LeFevre, each with a quote from a famous author. You can follow the path of words right to the main branch of the New York Public Library.

If you cross Fifth Avenue, pass the lions, go up the steps and pass through the revolving doors into the library itself, there is another plaque to read, right at the end of the rubber entry mat. It's not part of the Library Way project, but it is the one that moves me the most:

Photos by me. Feet with funny suntan lines: also me.