Category: literature

I choose you over everyone.

I choose you over everyone.

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“And now we get to the hard part. The endings, the farewells, and the famous last words. If you don’t hear from me often, remember that you’re in my thoughts.”

Paul Auster, Moon Palace

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There’s no need to talk about it, because the …

There’s no need to talk about it, because the truth of what one says lies in what one does.

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“I lie on the floor with my head on my books and my feet up on more of my books and stare up at the ceiling with its flystuck old electric fitting and at this point in the story even the ceiling is glorious.”

Ali Smith, The Whole Story and Other Stories

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“Happy, I muttered, trying to pin the word down. But it is one of those words, like Love, that I have never quite understood. Most people who deal in words don’t have much faith in them and I am no exception – especially the big ones like Happy and Love and Honest and Strong. They are too elusive and far to relative when you compare them to sharp, mean little words like Punk and Cheap and Phony. I feel at home with these, because they’re scrawny and easy to pin, but the big ones are tough and it takes either a priest or a fool to use them with any confidence.”

Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary

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“Starved for affection, terrified of abandonment, I began to wonder if sex was really just an excuse to look deeply into another human being’s eyes.”

Douglas Coupland, Generation X

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I have given away my whole soul to someone who…

I have given away my whole soul to someone who treats it as if it were a flower to put in his coat.

Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh …

Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.

Don’t make me read your mind, you should know …

Don’t make me read your mind, you should know me better than that.

When something bothered me, I didn’t talk with…

When something bothered me, I didn’t talk with anyone about it. I thought it over all by myself, came to a conclusion, and took action alone. Not that I really felt lonely. I thought that’s just the way things are. Human beings, in the final analysis, have to survive on their own.