Category: literature

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“Having intelligence, we must not act in ignorance. Having choice, we must not act without responsibility.”

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

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“Whoever says adults are better at paying attention than children is wrong: we’re too busying filtering out the world, focusing on some task or another, paying no attention. Our kids are the ones discovering new contents all day long.”

Anthony Doerr, Four Seasons in Rome

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“I am not good. I am not virtuous. I am not sympathetic. I am not generous. I am merely and above all a creature of intense passionate feeling. I feel—everything. It is my genius. It burns me like fire.”

Mary MacLane, I Await The Devil’s Coming

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“Look at those numbers running. Money makes time. It used to be the other way around. Clock time accelerated the rise of capitalism. People stopped thinking about eternity. They began to concentrate on hours, measurable hours, man-hours, using labor more efficiently.”

Don DeLillo, Cosmopolis

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“We spend a good part of our lives dreaming, especially when we’re awake.”

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Angel’s Game

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“In the acceptance of depravity the sense of the past is most truly captured. What is a ruin but time easing itself of endurance? Corruption is the Age of Time.”

Djuna Barnes, Nightwood

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“The invisible is only another unexplored country, a brave new world.”

Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber

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“I loved you when you were unfaithful; what would I have done if you were true?”

Jean Racine, Andromaque

…Our existence is but a brief crack of light b…

…Our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.

Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giv…

Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.