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Jhumpa Lahiri
“There were times Ruma felt closer to her mother in death than she had in life, an intimacy born simply of thinking of her so often, of missing her. But she knew that this was an illusion, a mirage, and that the distance between them was now infinite, unyielding. ”
Jhumpa Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth

Chad Harbach
“Literature could turn you into an asshole: he’d learned that teaching grad-school seminars. It could teach you to treat real people the way you did characters, as instruments of your own intellectual pleasure, cadavers on which to practice your critical faculties.”
Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Simon Van Booy
“You were unsure which pain is worse -- the shock of what happened or the ache for what never will.”
Simon Van Booy, Everything Beautiful Began After
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Simon Van Booy
“To love again, you must not discard what has happened to you, but take from it the strength you'll need to carry on.”
Simon Van Booy, Everything Beautiful Began After

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