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Haruki Murakami

Between the end of that strange summer and the approach of winter, my life went on without change. Each day would dawn without incident and end as it had begun. — Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. (Harvill/Panther 1999:; Limited centenary ed edition 1999) Originally published 1994.

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David Foster Wallace

Attachments are of great seriousness. Choose your attachments carefully. Choose your temple of fanaticism with great care. What you wish to sing of as tragic love is an attachment not carefully chosen. Die for one person? This is a craziness. Persons change, leave, die, become ill. They leave, lie, go mad, have sickness, betray you,… Continue reading David Foster Wallace

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W.B. Yeats

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings; There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow, And evening full of the linnet’s wings. —W.B. Yeats, from “The Lake Isle of Innisfree,” The Collected Poems of W. B.… Continue reading W.B. Yeats

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