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George Saunders
“Fuck concepts. Don't be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.”
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“All the lives I could live, all the people I will never know, never will be, they are everywhere. That is all that the world is.”
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Henry James
“We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.”
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Geoff Dyer
“He [Thelonious Monk] played each note as though astonished by the previous one, as though every touch of his fingers on the keyboard was correcting an error and this touch in turn became an error to be corrected and so the tune never quite ended up the way it was meant to.”
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“Humor is what happens when we're told the truth quicker and more directly than we're used to.”
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