The Summer Book – Tove Jansson – Quotes

Gathering is peculiar, because you see nothing but what you’re looking for. If you’re picking raspberries, you see only what’s red, and if you’re looking for bones you see only the white. If only she were a little bigger, Grandmother thought. Preferably a good deal bigger, so I could tell her that I understand how …

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Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less – Alex Soojung-Kim Pang – Quotes

In Silicon Valley, where I live, the reigning assumption is that success is a race against time and obsolescence. If you're not rich by the time you're thirty, before your skills become obsolete and you become too decrepit to work hundred-hour weeks, you never will be. This is a model that works fabulously well for …

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The Right Amount of Panic: How Women Trade Freedom for Safety – F. Vera-Gray

Small interruptions, ordinary intrusions. Shocking only because they happened too early, or because we see the consequence; the way they change our behaviour. At the time these play out as so trivial, so common, we learn to forget them. Nothing really happened. Like Claire, like Delilah, we make change ourselves, to what we wear, to where …

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By Nightfall – Michael Cunningham – Quotes

Parenthood, it seems makes you nervous for the rest of your life. Even when your daughter is twenty and full of cheerful, impenetrable rage and not doing at all well in Boston, 240 miles away. He says, „Something seems to be going on with Bette.” „Rice?” How many other Bettes were at the party? How …

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Vacant Possession – Hilary Mantel – Quotes

I didn't select many quotes from this book, but I think these ones are really worth sharing. Something to make you smile this Wednesday. Enjoy! The children no longer needed her, and the marriage was not worthy of sustained attention. It just ran on, taking care of itself. After twenty years you can't expect passion. …

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