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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
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I think the only Murakami ingredient missing from this book is a cat; otherwise you've got all the usuals: a single guy, missing person(s), jazz and/or classical music, at least one mention of the shape of someone's ears. Murakami will never really t ...more
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Italo Calvino
“It's all very well for me to tell myself there are no provincial cities any more and perhaps there never were any: all places communicate instantly with all other places, a sense of isolation is felt only during the trip between one place and the other, that is, when you are in no place. I, in fact, recognize myself here without a here or an elsewhere, recognized as an outsider by the nonoutsiders at least as clearly as I recognize the nonoutsiders and envy them. ”
Italo Calvino

Henry James
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
Henry James

J. Robert Oppenheimer
“To the confusion of our enemies.”
J. Robert Oppenheimer
tags: toast

Donald Barthelme
“—What do the children say?
—There's a thing the children say.
—What do the children say?
—They say: Will you always love me?
—Always.
—Will you always remember me?
—Always.
—Will you remember me a year from now?
—Yes, I will.
—Will you remember me two years from now?
—Yes, I will.
—Will you remember me five years from now?
—Yes, I will.
—Knock knock.
—Who's there?
—You see?

("Great Days," Forty Stories)”
Donald Barthelme

Vladimir Nabokov
“We all have such fateful objects -- it may be a recurrent landscape in one case, a number in another -- carefully chosen by the gods to attract events of specific significance for us: here shall John always stumble; there shall Jane's heart always break.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

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