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Cormac McCarthy

He stood at the window of the empty cafe and watched the activities in the square and he said that it was good that God kept the truths of life from the young as they were starting out or else they’d have no heart to start at all. — Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses.… Continue reading Cormac McCarthy

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John Steinbeck

I shall tell them this story against the background of the county I grew up in and along the river I know and do not love very much. For I have discovered that there are other rivers. ― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath. (Viking; 75 Anv edition April 10, 2014) Originally published April 14th… Continue reading John Steinbeck

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Edward Norton

When I was sixteen, I won a great victory. I felt in that moment I would live to be a hundred. Now I know I shall not see thirty. None of us know our end, really, or what hand will guide us there. A king may move a man, a father may claim a son,… Continue reading Edward Norton

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Philip K. Dick

Fate is fluid, Captain Wegener. Destiny is in the hands of men.– The Man in the High Castle, Season One, Episode One, “The New World” Amazon series (2015) Directed by Rigley Scott. Based on The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

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Ethan Hawke

I did it! I did it! I am a wild success! I sold ’em all, all my paintings. You don’t have to be embarrassed by me anymore. I’m rich! Isn’t that what you wanted? Aren’t we happy now? Don’t you understand that everything I do, I do it for you? Anything that might be special… Continue reading Ethan Hawke

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Marguerite Duras

I meet you. I remember you. Who are you? You’re destroying me. You’re good for me. How could I know this city was tailor-made for love? How could I know you fit my body like a glove? I like you. How unlikely. I like you. How slow all of a sudden. How sweet. You cannot… Continue reading Marguerite Duras

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Gabrielle Anwar

Softly love and to love softly, dew upon a sycamore branch by the creaking gate as my heart hurries off to wince through the wheat along the briar to that stone under which I lie. — Gabrielle Anwar [Princess Marguret Tudor] The Tudors, “Look to God First.” Season 1, Episode 9 (June 3, 2007)

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