Category: excerpts

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“Sometimes, you do things and you do them not because you’re thinking but because you’re feeling. Because you’re feeling too much. And you can’t always control the things you do when you’re feeling too much.”

Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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“For myself I am too heavy, and for you too light.”

Franz Kafka, Letters To Milena

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“The things I want to remember I can’t, and the things I try so hard to forget just keep coming.”

Paula Hawkins, Into the Water

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“You are never stronger…than when you land on the other side of despair.”

Zadie Smith, White Teeth

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“Every time she tries to leave, the boy stops her, begging like a fool. And so she always returns, no matter how often she leaves or how far she goes, appearing soundlessly behind him and covering his eyes with her hands, spoiling for him anyone who could ever come after her.”

Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

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“Time is tricky. You have whole months, even years, when nothing changes a speck, when you don’t go anywhere or do anything or think one new thought. And then you can get hit with a day, or an hour, or a half a second when so much happens it’s almost like you got born all over again into some brand-new person you for damn sure never expected to meet.”

E.R. Frank, Life Is Funny

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“Sleep tries to seduce me by promising a more reasonable tomorrow.”

Elizabeth Smart, By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

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“Some people are more certain of everything than I am of anything.”

Robert Rubin, In an Uncertain World

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“If you’re tired of kissing me I’d better go.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

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“I swear, I end up feeling empty, like you’ve taken something out of me and I have to search my body for scars.”

Richard Siken, Crush