Category: thoughts

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“We’re all adults here—we all know the score. We know what they do to people like me and my mom, to paradoxical hybrids of arrogant narcissism and vulnerable naïveté. We know what happens to unreconstructed surrealist militants. Tortured. Marked for assassination. Imagine what awaits me out there.”

Mark Leyner, Gone with the Mind

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“No land was ever acquired honestly in the history of the earth.”

Philipp Meyer, The Son

“If you’re in pitch blackness, all you can do is sit tight until your eyes get used to the dark.”

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

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“Probably human cruelty is fixed and eternal. Only styles change.”

Martin Amis, Time’s Arrow