I used to make up little sad songs in my head. I eulogized the falling leaves. I...– Leo Gursky, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think...– Haruki Murakami (via theministryoftruth)
Living Just Enough Phò the City
About a month ago Peter took me to the best Vietnamese Phò restaurant. At the time I took it for granted because the sketchy neighborhood that it was in. But then when I was dining at Hamburger Haven on 9th and Clement eating my usual Tuesday evening meal, french fries and a glass of red wine, Stevie Wonder’s “Living Just Enough for the City” came on over broken speakers. To make...
History is the fiction we invent to persuade ourselves that events are knowable...– Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes (via theministryoftruth)
I’d just like to see thinking come back in style– Timothy Leary (via theministryoftruth)
You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read....– Pat Conroy (via everybodycares) (via lola912)(via justlearning)(via srsly)(via vesi)(via shesapsycho)(via nashamble) (via paperbackgirl)
At times I believed that the last page of my book and the last page of my life...– Leo Gurtsky in The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.
i thought: the vanity of writing, the vanity of destruction. i thought: because...– roberto bolano, the savage detectives (via paperbackgirl)
confessionizer: Every time I decide to give up on him, he comes back and makes everything feel okay again. I can’t decide if this is good or bad.
Don’t love people who don’t love you enough– Daniel Lotsman, my Russian tutor.
How much is my dignity worth? How much disrespect and intolerance will I put up...– B. Owens
If the Chinese want to attack you they do it with their vocabulary.– says my International Relations 342 Strategy and War professor, Andrew Hanami.
What does she hate most? That he really thinks his suffering is a big deal. He...– Faunia Farley, from The Human Stain by Philip Roth