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    William Faulkner
    “...I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire...I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.”
    William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

  • #2
    Cormac McCarthy
    “Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.”
    Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

  • #3
    Franz Kafka
    “For we are like tree trunks in the snow. In appearance they lie smoothly and a little push should be enough to set them rolling. No, it can't be done, for they are firmly wedded to the ground. But see, even that is only appearance.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #4
    Franz Kafka
    “I have hardly anything in common with myself and should stand very quietly in a corner, content that I can breathe.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #5
    Franz Kafka
    “We need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #6
    Amos Elon
    “Good can be radical; evil can never be radical, it can only be extreme, for it possesses neither depth nor any demonic dimension yet--and this is its horror!--it can spread like a fungus over the surface of the earth and lay waste the entire world. Evil comes from a failure to think. It defies thought for as soon as thought tries to engage itself with evil and examine the premises and principles from which it originates, it is frustrated because it find nothing there. That is the banality of evil.”
    Amos Elon

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