Author: just literature quotes

Everyone loves the underdog. Until they have t…

Everyone loves the underdog. Until they have to take his side.

Even though I had a deep conviction that I was…

Even though I had a deep conviction that I was good at writing, and that in some way I already was a writer, this conviction was completely independent of my having ever written anything, or being able to imagine ever writing anything, that I thought anyone would like to read.

I guess I can picture things once they’re done…

I guess I can picture things once they’re done – I just can’t picture actually doing them.

To laugh is to live profoundly.

To laugh is to live profoundly.

To turn experience into speech – that is, to c…

To turn experience into speech – that is, to classify, to categorize, to conceptualize, to grammarize, to syntactify it – is always a betrayal of experience, a falsification of it; but only so betrayed can it be dealt with at all, and only in so dealing with it did I ever feel a man, alive and kicking.

The truth was dawning on me of how terrifying …

The truth was dawning on me of how terrifying it was not to be numb, but to be aware, to have facts, retain facts, be present, be adult.

He couldn’t figure out if she was immensely we…

He couldn’t figure out if she was immensely well adjusted or seriously messed up.

Heaven and hell seem out of proportion to me: …

Heaven and hell seem out of proportion to me: the actions of men do not deserve so much.

There are three things we cry for in life: thi…

There are three things we cry for in life: things that are lost, things that are found, and things that are magnificent.

The corporate revolution will collapse if we r…

The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability. Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them. Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.