Oblique Quotes

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Mike Sasso
“Life’s easy.

It’s living it that’s difficult.”
Mike Sasso

Ursula K. Le Guin
“They can send death at once, but life is slower...”
Ursula K. Le Guina K. Le Guin, Rocannon's World

Ottessa Moshfegh
“I could feel the certainty of a reality leeching out of me like calcium from a bone. I was starving my mind into obliqueness. I felt less and less. Words came and I spoke them in my head, then nestled in on the sound of them, got lost in the music.”
Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Maurice Merleau-Ponty
“Personal life, expression, knowledge, and history advance obliquely, and not directly, toward ends or toward concepts. That which is sought too deliberately is not obtained.”
Maurice Merleau-Ponty

André Aciman
“How can we ever bring ourselves to make love again, I thought, if we can speak of our love only by oblique reference to death?”
André Aciman, Enigma Variations