Category: literature

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“‘She was too pure for life,’ he said sadly. ‘Too pure and too good and too beautiful.’”

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

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“There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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“The culture doesn’t encourage you to think about such things until you’re about to die. We’re so wrapped up with egotistical things, career, family, having enough money, meeting with the mortgage, getting a new car, fixing the radiator when it breaks–we’re involved in trillions of little acts just to keep going. So we don’t get into the habit of standing back and looking at our lives and saying: Is this all? Is this all I want? Is something missing?”

Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

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“We’re each alone inside our heads, some more so than others.”

Jonathan Maberry, Dust and Decay

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“Solitude is independence.”

Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

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“Boredom is easy. Which is why sadness hides there so readily. But don’t be fooled for long. Dying of boredom. There’s reason behind that idiom. It’ll kill you sure enough.”

Adam Haslett, Union Atlantic

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“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.”

Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

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“When we think of the past it’s the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that.”

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

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“We are all wearing masks. That is what makes us interesting.”

Neil Gaiman, Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

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“Sometimes not telling people anything is a good thing.”

Jason Myers, Exit Here

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