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Friday Quick Quote: ‘The Hour of the Star’

“She wasn’t crying because of the life she led: because, never having led any other, she’d accepted that with her that was just the way things were. But I also think she was crying because, through the music, she might have guessed there were other ways of feeling.” ― Clarice Lispector, The Hour of the… Continue reading Friday Quick Quote: ‘The Hour of the Star’

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Friday Quick Quote: ‘All the Light We Cannot See’

“I have been feeling very clearheaded lately and what I want to write about today is the sea. It contains so many colors. Silver at dawn, green at noon, dark blue in the evening. Sometimes it looks almost red. Or it will turn the color of old coins. Right now the shadows of clouds are… Continue reading Friday Quick Quote: ‘All the Light We Cannot See’

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Friday Quick Quote: Dostoyevsky’s ‘White Nights’

“I am a dreamer. I know so little of real life that I just can’t help re-living such moments as these in my dreams, for such moments are something I have very rarely experienced. I am going to dream about you the whole night, the whole week, the whole year. I feel I know you… Continue reading Friday Quick Quote: Dostoyevsky’s ‘White Nights’

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Friday Quick Quote: ‘Time Enough for Love’

“Do not confuse “duty” with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect.… Continue reading Friday Quick Quote: ‘Time Enough for Love’

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Friday Quick Quote: Saenz’s ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’

“I wanted to tell them that I’d never had a friend, not ever, not a real one. Until Dante. I wanted to tell them that I never knew that people like Dante existed in the world, people who looked at the stars, and knew the mysteries of water, and knew enough to know that birds… Continue reading Friday Quick Quote: Saenz’s ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’

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Friday Quick Quote: Ivan Turgenev’s ‘A Sportsman’s Sketches’

“Strange things happen on this earth: you can live a long while with someone and be on the friendliest of terms, and yet you’ll never once talk openly with him, from the depths of your soul; while with someone else you may scarcely have met, at one glance, whether you to him or he to… Continue reading Friday Quick Quote: Ivan Turgenev’s ‘A Sportsman’s Sketches’