“I can’t bear prison my father spoke as plainly as a man who don’t like Brussels sprouts.”
Peter Carey, True History of the Kelly Gang
“'You are a peculiar girl,' I said.
‘It’s a peculiar lifetime on earth,’ she countered. I did not know what to say to that. At any rate it was as truthful a statement as I had come across.”
Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers
“They were watching, out there past men’s knowing, where stars are drowning and whales ferry their vast souls through the black and seamless sea.”
Jeremy Soule and Julian Soule
“…nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.”
It’s not even 9:30 but already I’m in bed with my cat and dog asleep next to me while I drink tea, listen to Philip Glass, and think about what book to read next. I live the life of an old man.
“The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014), Love in the Time of Cholera
“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.
― Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera”