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Ann Aguirre

My heart shifted a little in my chest; it seemed to swell and beat against my bones until I couldn’t hear.  —  Ann Aguirre, Enclave. (Feiwel & Friends; 1 edition April 12, 2011)

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Brad Meltzer

There are some people in your life who bring back old memories. And there are others – your first kiss, your first love, your first sex – who, the moment you see them, bring a spark… and something far more potent. They bring back your old life and with that, potential. And possibilities. And the… Continue reading Brad Meltzer

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Joseph Conrad

Droll thing life is—that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself—that comes too late—a crop of unextinguishable regrets. I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine. It takes place in an impalpable grayness, with nothing… Continue reading Joseph Conrad

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Herman Melville

And he piled upon the whale’s white hump. A sum of all the rage and hate felt by his own race. If his chest had been a cannon, he would have shot his heart upon it. – Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. Richard Bentley October 18, 1851 (Britain), Harper & Brothers November 14, 1851… Continue reading Herman Melville

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