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    José Saramago
    “Oh, I'm not just going too far, I've arrived.”
    José Saramago, Seeing

  • #2
    José Saramago
    “He did all this with great concentration in order to keep his thoughts at bay, in order to let them in only one at a time, having first asked them what they contained, because you can't be too careful with thoughts, some present themselves to us with a cloying air of false innocence and then, when it's too late, reveal their true wicked selves.”
    José Saramago

  • #3
    David Mitchell
    “Gosh. The subjunctive is always the first to go.”
    David Mitchell

  • #4
    Jonathan Lethem
    “Those promises we make to ourselves when we are younger, about how we mean to conduct our adult lives, can it be true we break every last one of them? All except for one, I suppose: the promise to judge ourselves by those standards, the promise to remember the child who would be so appalled by compromise, the child who would find jadedness wicked.”
    Jonathan Lethem

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    Roberto Bolaño
    “They could read him, they could study him, they could pick him apart, but they couldn't laugh or be sad with him....”
    Roberto Bolaño, 2666

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    Roberto Bolaño
    “[He] turned his back on the window, not knowing why he had gone to it, not knowing what he hoped to see, and just at that moment, when there was no one at the window any more and only a little lamp of colored glass at the back of the room flickering, it appeared.”
    Roberto Bolaño, 2666



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