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“After killing the red-haired man, I took myself off to Quinn’s for an oyster supper.”
Michael Cox
“For Death is the meaning of night;
The eternal shadow
Into which all lives must fall,
All hopes expire.”
Michael Cox, The Meaning of Night
“I had retained little of what is generally called religion, except for a visceral conviction that our lives are controlled by some universal mechanism that is greater than ourselves. Perhaps that was what others called God. Perhaps not.”
Michael Cox, The Meaning of Night
“The summer passed quietly. I busied myself as best I could, reading a good deal.”
Michael Cox
“It is trite to speak of a broken heart. Hearts are not broken; they continue to beat, the blood still courses, even in the bitter after-days of betrayal. but something is broken when pain beyond words is suffered; some connection that formerly existed with light and hope and bright mornings is severed, and can never be restored.”
Michael Cox, The Meaning of Night
“The boundaries of this world are forever shifting – from day to night, joy to sorrow, love to hate, and from life itself to death; and who can say at what moment we may suddenly cross over the border, from one state of existence to another, like heat applied to some flammable substance? I have been given my own ever-changing margins, across which I move, continually and hungrily, like a migrating animal. Now civilized, now untamed; now responsive to decency and human concern, now viciously attuned to the darkest of desires.”
Michael Cox
“After Killing the red-haired
man, I took myself off to
Quinn’s for an oyster supper…”
Michael Cox
“But who ever heeds the voice of reason when love whispers, softly persuasive, in the other ear?”
Michael Cox, The Meaning of Night
“Trust, but be careful in whom.”
Michael Cox, The Meaning of Night
“I long for sleep, and for soft English rain. But they do not come.”
Michael Cox, The Meaning of Night
tags: rain, sleep
“Omnia Mutantur...”
Michael Cox
“I think much of her - I mean my mother - and of how alike we were, and how we were both destroyed by believing it was in our own hands to punish those who had done wrong to us.”
Michael Cox, The Meaning of Night


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