#books

I despise my own hypersensitiveness, which requires so much reassurance. It is certainly abnormal to crave so much to be

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Without the balancing setting of everyday life all you have is the news, and news by its nature is generally bad.

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The problem, as I see it, is that you’ve been told and not told. You’ve been told, but none of you really understand, and I

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There are some people at whom one only has to glance for one’s throat to tighten and one’s eyes to fill with tears of

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You miss the half of it, and more. There’s always as much belowground as above. That’s the trouble with people, their

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People devote a lot of energy to thinking about things. Whether they want to or not. Yet in the end we all just have to wait —...

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Truth is eternal, knowledge is changeable. It is disastrous to confuse them.

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Time is the great eraser, both of sorrow and of joy.

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We’re stretched thin, all of us; we vibrate; we quiver, we’re always on the alert. Reign of terror, they used to say, but

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But I am not that eloquent, so I shut my mouth and smile.

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The windows of his house shone in the darkness like squares of melting butter.

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I just want some space to myself every now and then. Every time I’m with you I have this sense that you want something from me.

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All plots tend to move deathward. This is the nature of plots.

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Night landings were a routine part of carrier operations — and perhaps the best of all examples of how a man’s accumulated

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Everything is so fragile. I feel so lost. I live off secret, radiating, luminous rays that would smother me if I didn’t

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Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.

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It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man. If he

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This was the body of a beautiful young woman, conventionally an object of desire, and yet it was a body from which all

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Everything followed its natural course. We gave little thought to past events. Time meant nothing back then. The days came

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The bruises go away, and so does how you hate, and so does the feeling that everything you receive from life is something

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Cruelty to animals will get you punished but cruelty to humans will get you promotion.

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This is my last message to you: in sorrow, seek happiness.

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By natural selection our mind has adapted itself to the conditions of the external world. It has adopted the geometry

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You have time. Meaning don’t use it, but pass through time in patience, waiting for something to come. Prepare for its

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