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Roxane Gay
“That the question of likability even exists in literary conversations is odd. It implies that we are engaging in a courtship. When characters are unlikable, they don’t meet our mutable, varying standards. Certainly we can find kinship in fiction, but literary merit shouldn’t be dictated by whether we want to be friends or lovers with those about whom we read.”
Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist: Essays

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Left to itself every literature will exhaust its vitality, if it is not refreshed by the interest and contributions of a foreign one. What naturalist does not take pleasure in the wonderful things that he sees produced by reflection in a mirror? Now what a mirror in the field of ideas and morals means, everyone has experienced in himself, and once his attention is aroused, he will understand how much of his education he owes to it.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Arkady Strugatsky
“Xenology is an unnatural mixture of science fiction and formal logic. At its core is a flawed assumption—that an alien race would be psychologically human.”
Arkady Strugatsky, Roadside Picnic

Guillermo Erades
“Russia is lost" she continued. "First we had God. Then we had Lenin. Now we have nothing.”
Guillermo Erades, Back to Moscow

Søren Kierkegaard
“My melancholy is the most faithful mistress I have known; what wonder, then, that I love her in return.”
Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or: A Fragment of Life

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