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“I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.”
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“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
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Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
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Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
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In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Discourse on Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Inferno by Dante Alighieri
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Comedia, except people are tortured and cast into suffering. This book is perfect in a way that makes you speculate whether any divine force wrote this novel. Dante the poet manages to fit in so much description, movement, and pathos into cantos that ...more
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The Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne
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these are fun to read & delightful as a creampuff.
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Billy Collins
“No wonder you rise in the middle of the night
to look up the date of a famous battle in a book on war.
No wonder the moon in the window seems to have drifted
out of a love poem that you used to know by heart.”
Billy Collins, Questions About Angels

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Your photograph is all I have: it is with me from the morning when I wake up with a frantic half dream about you to the last moment when I think of you and of death at night.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

Sanober  Khan
“in a world
full of
temporary things

you are
a perpetual
feeling.”
Sanober Khan

Jarod Kintz
“Instead of a vow of silence, I took a vow of invisibility. At that time you were looking for someone to love, and that’s why you couldn’t see me.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

Ernest Hemingway
“She is kind and very beautiful. But she can be so cruel and it comes so suddenly and such birds that fly, dipping and hunting, with their small sad voices are made too delicately for the sea.”
Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

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