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Evelyn Waugh
“Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there's no room for the present at all.”
Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited

J.D. Salinger
“It's everybody, I mean. Everything everybody does is so — I don't know — not wrong, or even mean, or even stupid necessarily. But just so tiny and meaningless and — sad-making. And the worst part is, if you go bohemian or something crazy like that, you're conforming just as much only in a different way.”
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
tags: life

Søren Kierkegaard
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
Soren Kierkegaard

Oscar Wilde
“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Fyodor Dostoevsky
“We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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