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Roger Angell
“This was a new recognition that perfection is admirable but a trifle inhuman, and that a stumbling kind of semi-success can be much more warming. Most of all, perhaps, these exultant yells for the Mets were also yells for ourselves, and came from a wry, half-understood recognition that there is more Met than Yankee in every one of us. I knew for whom that foghorn blew; it blew for me.”
Roger Angell, The Summer Game

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Do you ever wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it!”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Harper Lee
“Maycomb was a tired old town, even in 1932 when I first knew it. Somehow, it was hotter then. Men's stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon after their three o'clock naps. And by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frosting from sweating and sweet talcum. The day was twenty-four hours long, but it seemed longer. There's no hurry, for there's nowhere to go and nothing to buy...and no money to buy it with.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Charles Yu
“There are a few years when you make almost all of your important memories. And then you spend the next few decades reliving them.”
Charles Yu, Interior Chinatown

Mark Strand
“Each moment is a place
you've never been.”
Mark Strand, New Selected Poems

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