Wilderness Tips – Margaret Atwood – Quotes

The grottiness and expense of London began to get to her; she got tired of gorging on the canapés at literary launches in order to scrimp on groceries, tired of the fuggy smell of cigarettes ground into the red-and-maroon carpeting of pubs, tired of the pipes bursting every time it froze in winter, and of …

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – Lori Gottlieb – Quotes

As a therapist, I know a lot about pain, about the ways in which pain is tied to loss. But I also know something less commonly understood: that change and loss travel together. We can’t have change without loss, which is why so often people say they want change but nonetheless stay exactly the same. …

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Men Without Women: Stories – Haruki Murakami – Quotes

From Drive My Car: He wasn’t good at small talk. While he didn’t dislike talking to people he knew well about things that mattered, he otherwise preferred to remain silent. From Yesterday: Because in the final analysis, the language we speak constitutes who we are as people From An Independent Organ:  The deep sense of …

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The Debutante and Other Stories – Leonora Carrington – Quotes

From introduction by Sheila Heti: How many writers today would dare to write as Carrington does? Everyone tries to make so much sense - not only to themselves, but to others, especially. I don't know if she was trying to make sense also to her Surrealist friends, but I know that sense was low on …

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Streetfight. Handbook for an Urban Revolution – Janette Sadik-Khan, Seth Solomonow – Quotes

It wasn’t really about the engineering of the space, the real battle was about the culture — about changing the hearts and minds of New Yorkers, of changing their minds about who their streets were for. If building roads actually resulted in less traffic, then surely after sixty years of interstate highway construction we would …

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