Category: The Adventures of Augie March

Nobody asks you to love the whole world, only to be honest… The more you love people the more they’ll mix you up. A child loves, a person respects. Respect is better than love.

I mean you have been disappointed in love, but don’t you know how many things there are to be disappointed in besides love? You are lucky to be still disappointed in love. Later it may be even more terrible.

Not that life should end is so terrible in itself, but that it should end with so many disappointments in the essential.

As long as I could keep improving my mind, I figured, I was doing okay.

“That’s the struggle of humanity, to recruit others to your version of what’s real.”

Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March