21 October, 2008


Non-Fiction - Chuck Palanhniuk quoting Andrew Sullivan:
' "Someone once pointed out: 'Among straight people, you're a gay guy. Among English people, you're a Catholic. Among Americans, you're sort of English. Among the academia establishment, you're a hack. Among the hacks, you're a sort of academic. You keep distancing yourself out of any particular team." '

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Persig:
ZEN quote p1

I'm a Cat — Adam Phillips:
"i'm a cat dressed as a bigger cat. what the fuck"

Not Fade Away — Jim Dodge:
"The ghosts spun from the silver thread the white lines thin to when you're running on the edge."

"The fourth wiseman delivered his gift and slipped away."

The Passion — Jeanette Winterson:

'There's no sense in loving someone you can only wake up to by chance.'

'You play, you win. You play, you lose. You play.'

'Somewhere between fear and sex passion is.'

'Hopeless heart that thrives on paradox; that longs for the beloved and is secretly relieved when the beloved is not there.'

'I say I'm in love with her. What does that mean? It means I review my future and my past in the light of this feeling. It is as though I wrote in a foreign language that I am suddenly able to read. Wordlessly, she explains me to myself. Like genius, she is ignorant of what she does.'

'It's hard to remember this day will never come again. That the time is now and the place is here. That there are no second chances in a single moment.'

Amrita — Banana Yoshimoto:
'Certainly my love was something shiny, like a UFO, and I knew that in order for us to change the future we'd have to bend the rules so we could be together. Regardless of what was destined to happen, if the two of us didn't take each other by the hand and jump into the unknown, we'd just get lost, losing each other somewhere along the way.'

The Red Pony — John Steinbeck:
'She said quietly, "Look at it this way, Carl. That was the big thing in my father's life. He led a wagon train clear across the plains to the coast, and when it was finished, his life was done. It was a big thing to do, but it didn't last long enough. Look!" she continued, "it's as though he was born to do that, and after he finished it, there wasn't anything more for him to do but think about it and talk about it. If there'd been any farther west to go he'd have gone. He's told me so himself. But at last there was the ocean. He lives right by the ocean, where he had to stop." '

CD Wright:
'First the light sinks to shadows...
Watch. As the dark comes
Entirely into its own

Shantaram — Gregory David Roberts:
'But strangers that we were then, we stood for five long seconds and held the stare, while all the parallel worlds, all the parallel lives that might've been, and never would be whirled around us.'

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