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  • #1
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose, keep in touch (or don't), care about birthdays, waste and lose time, brush their teeth, feel nostalgia, scrub stains, have religions and political parties and laws, wear keepsakes, apologize years after an offense, whisper, fear themselves, interpret dreams, hide their genitalia, shave, bury time capsules, and can choose not to eat something for reasons of conscience. The justifications for eating animals and for not eating them are often identical: we are not them.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

  • #2
    Jeffrey Eugenides
    “The window gave onto a view of dove-gray roofs and balconies, each one containing the same cracked flowerpot and sleeping feline. It was as if the entire city of Paris had agreed to abide by a single understated taste. Each neighbor was doing his or her own to keep up standards, which was difficult because the French ideal wasn't clearly delineated like the neatness and greenness of American lawns, but more of a picturesque disrepair. It took courage to let things fall apart so beautifully.”
    Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

  • #3
    Muriel Barbery
    “Personally I think that grammar is a way to attain beauty.”
    Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

  • #4
    Karen Russell
    “Heaven, Kiwi thought, would be the reading room of a great library. But it would be private. Cozy. You wouldn’t have to worry about some squeaky-shoed librarian turning the lights off on you or gauging your literacy by reading the names on your book spines, and there wouldn’t be a single other patron. The whole place would hum with a library’s peace, filtering softly over you like white bars of light…”
    Karen Russell, Swamplandia!

  • #5
    Joyce Carol Oates
    “I never change, I simply become more myself.”
    Joyce Carol Oates, Solstice

  • #6
    Leonard Cohen
    “Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”
    Leonard Cohen

  • #7
    William Faulkner
    “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”
    William Faulkner

  • #8
    William Faulkner
    “Don't be 'a writer'. Be writing.”
    William Faulkner

  • #9
    William Faulkner
    “How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.”
    William Faulkner

  • #10
    Muriel Spark
    “The word "education" comes from the root e from ex, out, and duco, I lead. It means a leading out. To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.”
    Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

  • #11
    Muriel Spark
    “For those who like that sort of thing," said Miss Brodie in her best Edinburgh voice, "That is the sort of thing they like.”
    Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

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