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Quotes of Note

“In Madame Bovary Flaubert never allows anything to go on too long; he can suggest years of boredom in a paragraph, capture the essence of a character in a single conversational exchange, or show us the gulf between his soulful … Continue reading

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“In short, it has been shown that no man can sit down to write without a very profound design. Thus to authors in general much trouble is spared. A novelist, for example, need have no care of his moral. It … Continue reading

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“ ‘The only people who should be allowed to govern countries with nuclear weapons are mothers, those who are still breastfeeding their babies.’—Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.” – Steven Pinker, The Better Angels … Continue reading

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Quotes of Note

The following quotes come from A Passion for Books: A Book Lover’s Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Lore, and Lists on Collecting, Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring for, and Appreciating Books edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan with a forward … Continue reading

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There has died and been buried in this city, during the current week, at an advanced age, a man who is so little known, even by name, to the generation now in the vigor of life that only one newspaper … Continue reading

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“It had gotten to the point where I said to myself, ‘Now look, Sacks, you really must write this thing. I’ll give you 10 days or else we’re going to have to kill ourselves.’ This worked. It scared me into … Continue reading

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“In my time I have been considered the murderer of a friend, the jealous lover of a civil servant’s wife, and an obsessive player at roulette. I don’t wish to add to my chameleon nature the characteristics belonging to the … Continue reading

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