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  • #1
    Cormac McCarthy
    “Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road

  • #2
    Michael Ondaatje
    “We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves. I wish for all this to be marked on my body when I am dead.”
    Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

  • #3
    Stephen King
    “I don't understand this at all. I don't understand any of this. Why does a story have to be socio-anything? Politics... culture... history... aren't those natural ingredients in any story, if it's told well? I mean...' He looks around, sees hostile eyes, and realizes dimly that they see this as some sort of attack. Maybe it even is. They are thinking, he realizes, that maybe there is a sexist death merchant in their midst. 'I mean... can't you guys just let a story be a story?”
    Stephen King, It

  • #4
    Tim Cahill
    “An adventure is never an adventure when it happens. An adventure is simply physical and emotional discomfort recollected in tranquility.”
    Tim Cahill

  • #5
    Edmund Spenser
    “For whatsoever from one place doth fall,
    Is with the tide unto an other brought:
    For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought.”
    Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene

  • #6
    Paul Bowles
    “Whereas the tourist generally hurries back home at the end of a few weeks or months, the traveler, belonging no more to one place than to the next, moves slowly, over periods of years, from one part of the earth to another.”
    Paul Bowles

  • #7
    J.R. Moehringer
    “I hate when people ask what a book is about. People who read for plot, people who suck out the story like the cream filling in an Oreo, should stick to comic strips and soap operas. . . . Every book worth a damn is about emotions and love and death and pain. It's about words. It's about a man dealing with life. Okay?”
    J.R. Moehringer

  • #8
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Her voice is full of money.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #9
    Annie Proulx
    “The windows of his house shone in the darkness like squares of melting butter.”
    Annie Proulx, Postcards

  • #10
    Pablo Neruda
    “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
    in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”

    From 100 Love Sonnets”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #11
    William Shakespeare
    “When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
    I all alone beweep my outcast state
    And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries
    And look upon myself and curse my fate,
    Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
    Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,
    Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
    With what I most enjoy contented least;
    Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
    Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
    Like to the lark at break of day arising
    From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
    For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
    That then I scorn to change my state with kings.”
    William Shakespeare

  • #12
    Cara Lopez Lee
    “Running away is vastly underrated.”
    Cara Lopez Lee, They Only Eat Their Husbands: Love, Travel, and the Power of Running Away
    tags: memoir