#books

I had jumped off the edge, and then, at the very last moment, something reached out and caught me in midair. That something

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The more abysmal the experience of the actual, the greater the implied heights of the virtual.

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Behind the depressing silence of the sea, the silence of God…. the feeling that while men raise their voices in anguish

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You’d be surprised how quickly the mind goes soggy in the absence of other people. One person alone is not a full person:

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Life was neither something you defended by hiding nor surrendered calmly on other people’s terms, but something you

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Delimitation is always difficult. The world is one, life is one. The sweetest and most heavenly of activities partake in

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There I went again, building up a glamorous picture of a man who would love me passionately the minute he met me, and all out

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Other people’s life stories are not a topic for debate. One should hear them out, and reciprocate in the same coin.

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Throughout my life, even when times were tough, I never stopped buying books. Or, come to think of it, booze. My library

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There’s a fine line between thinking about somebody and thinking about not thinking about somebody, but I have the patience

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The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for

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She just happened to feel like it. Wasn’t that after all, the only reason there was?

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In his clearest moments he thinks he has lost the ability to love, people or places or things, most of all the person and

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It’s marvelous to know another person’s entire literary canon by heart. It’s like knowing their secret personal language.

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I got up to get us a drink of water and as I stood in the kitchen in the early morning light, running the water out of the tap,...

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To think of a hate crime as the most uniquely heinous of crimes seems to lend it, in my mind, an undeserved aura of power. I’

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I don’t like this world. I definitely do not like it. The society in which I live disgusts me; advertising sickens me;

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Keep passing the open windows.

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What I didn’t say was: I know you too well. You live your life too idealistically. You think it’s possible to opt out of

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He could never admit to himself that it was death that had given his life meaning.

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He was in his chair in the corner, resting a second before he came out for the next round – in a long line of next rounds.

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Some people meet the way the sky meets the earth, inevitably, and there is no stopping or holding back their love. It exists

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Maybe man is nothing in particular… Maybe that’s the terror of it. Man may be just anything at all. And maybe man deep

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