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  • #1
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #2
    Michael Chabon
    “I smoked and looked down at the bottom of Pittsburgh for a little while, watching the kids playing tiny baseball, the distant figures of dogs snatching at a little passing car, a miniature housewife on her back porch shaking out a snippet of red rug, and I made a sudden, frightened vow never to become that small, and to devote myself to getting bigger and bigger and bigger.”
    Michael Chabon, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

  • #3
    David Foster Wallace
    “How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it’s just words.”
    David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

  • #4
    Walter Benjamin
    “How many cities have revealed themselves to me in the marches I undertook in the pursuit of books!”
    Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections

  • #5
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #6
    Jennifer Egan
    “The pause makes you think the song will end. And then the song isn't really over, so you're relieved. But then the song does actually end, because every song ends, obviously, and THAT. TIME. THE. END. IS. FOR. REAL.”
    Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

  • #7
    David Foster Wallace
    “You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.”
    David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

  • #8
    Ben Lerner
    “Shaving is a way to start the workday by ritually not cutting your throat when you’ve the chance.”
    Ben Lerner, 10:04

  • #9
    Chad Harbach
    “So much of one's life was spent reading; it made sense not to do it alone.”
    Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding

  • #10
    David Foster Wallace
    “Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.”
    David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

  • #11
    Ben Lerner
    “I could imagine it in a way that felt like remembering”
    Ben Lerner, Leaving the Atocha Station

  • #12
    Jonathan Franzen
    “But the first lesson reading teaches is how to be alone.”
    Jonathan Franzen, How to Be Alone

  • #13
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer



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