Poor kids are just as smart as white kids. — Joe Biden
He lived at a little distance from his body, regarding his own acts with doubtful sideglances. — James Joyce, from, “A Painful Case,” Dubliners. (Grant Richards Ltd., London June 1914)
When God hath ordained a creature to die in a particular place, He causeth that creature’s wants to direct him to that place. ― Frank Herbert, Dune. (Hodder; British trade paperback edition 2006) Originally published December 1st 1965.
I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more. — Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) Widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963.
So this was how you died; in whispers that you did not hear. — Ernest Hemingway, from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” The Complete Short Stories. (Scribner; Finca Vig Ia Ed edition August 3, 1998) Originally published 1946.
To know you will be lonely is not the same as being lonely. — Peter Carey, Oscar and Lucinda. (Faber and Faber; 1St Edition edition 1988)
I love all those who are as heavy drops. — Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. (Penguin Books; Later Printing edition March 30, 1978) Originally published 1883.
There are no differences but differences of degree between different degrees of difference and no difference. ― William James
Be anything but a coward, a pretender, an emotional crook, a whore: I’d rather have cancer than a dishonest heart. — Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. (Random House 1958)
We looked at each other for the last time; nothing is as eloquent as nothing. — David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas. (Random House Trade Paperbacks August 17, 2004)