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One attractive thing about me is that I’m never bored, because during any...– MATING by Norman Rush National Book Award, 1991
which one do you prefer?
according to one commenter, “Looking at their facial expressions, #2 looks more like a fist-bump thing, whereas #1 definitely looks like she’s going Tyler Durden on you.”
ANNE CARSON: “But over the years of working at it, I came to think of...– NOX
James Baldwin = smart
“It is rare indeed that people give. Most people guard and keep; they suppose that it is they themselves that they are guarding and keeping, whereas what they are actually guarding and keeping is their system of reality and what they assume themselves to be. One can give nothing whatever without giving oneself — that is to say, risking oneself. If one cannot risk oneself, then one is...
IF WE HAD NOT LOVED EACH OTHER NONE OF US WOULD HAVE SURVIVED “Well, you...– James Baldwin, My Dungeon Shook
not your inferiority but their inhumanity and fear
“I know what the world has done to my brother and how narrowly he has survived it. And I know, which is much worse, and this is the crime of which I accuse my country and my countrymen, and for which neither I or time or history will ever forgive them, that they have destroyed and are destroying hundreds of thousands of lives and do not know it and do not want to know...
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal,...– The Fault in Our Stars, John Green (via twenty4mixtapes) [i think i feel the second more than i feel the first…]
Between gasps William the Silent continues to speak, his voice hardly a whisper...– Mopus by Oisin Curran Counterpath Press
Years later, in Portland, their father began to tell them his stories. They...– from Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith forthcoming soon from Tin House Books
hmmm, maybe there is some truth in this whole...
all new learning looks at first like chaos
from adrienne rich’s latest, Tonight No Poetry Will Serve powers of recuperation iv. bridges trajectories arched in shelter rendezvous two banks to every river two directions to every bridge twenty-eight chances every built thing has its unmeant purpose v. all new learning looks at first like chaos
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be...– bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions (via suzywire)