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Julian Barnes
“You can deal with the brain, as I say; it looks sensible, whereas the heart, the human heart, I'm afraid, looks a fucking mess.”
Julian Barnes, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters

James  Dean
“There is no way to be truly great in this world. We are impaled on the crook of conditioning. A fish that is in the water has no choice that he is. Genius would have it that we swim in sand. We are fish and we drown.”
James Dean

Julian Barnes
“This was another of our fears: that Life wouldn't turn out to be like Literature.”
Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes
“Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books. Books make sense of life. The only problem is that the lives they make sense of are other people's lives, never your own.”
Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

Julian Barnes
“Love is just a system for getting someone to call you Darling after sex.”
Julian Barnes, Talking It Over
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