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I have never seen anything like it: two little discs of glass suspended in front...– Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee Monday First Sentences | Every Monday, we offer the opening sentences of a Penguin Classic to start the week. (via classicpenguin)
Saying ‘I notice you’re a nerd’ is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather...– John Green (via nuper)
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in...– George Bernard Shaw; Man and Superman
Because I was alone, however, even the mundane seemed charged with meaning. The...– Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild (via distantheartbeats)
Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.– Ray Bradbury (via pavorst)
The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into...– William H. Gass; A Temple of Texts
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through...– Aldous Huxley; Brave New World
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Ben wished the world was organized by the Dewey decimal system. That way...– Brian Selznick; Wonderstruck
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I’m going to write. That’s what I see beyond the present moment, in the great...– Marguerite Duras, The Lover (translated by Barbara Bray)
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There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself.– Raymond Chandler, Long Goodbye
The rain falls upon the just And also on the unjust fellas But mostly it falls...– Cormac McCarthy, The Stonemason
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I am not a lonely person. I don’t want to be embraced, cajoled, told jokes to,...– Charles Bukowski (via instrictconfidence)