May12013
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.” George R. R. Martin, A Storm Of Swords
2PM
“I often don’t say things out loud, even when I should. I contain and compartmentalize to a disturbing degree: In my belly basement are hundreds of bottles of rage, despair, fear, but you’d never guess from looking at me.” Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
March92013
“Mr. Heathcliff you have nobody to love you; and, however miserable you make us, we shall still have the revenge of thinking that your cruelty arises from your greater misery. You are miserable, are you not? Lonely, like the devil, and envious like him? Nobody loves you—nobody will cry for you when you die! I wouldn’t be you!”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
February232013

He who would do battle with the many headed hydra of human nature must pay a world of pain & his family must pay it along with
him! & only as you gasp your dying breath shall you understand, your life amounted to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean!”

Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?

David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
2PM
“To wit: history admits no rules; only outcomes.
What precipitates outcomes? Vicious acts & virtuous acts.
What precipitates acts? Belief.
Belief is both prize & battlefield, within the mind & in the mind’s mirror, the world”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
12PM
“Cowardice is nothing to do with it—suicide takes
considerable courage. Japanese have the right idea. No, what’s selfish is to demand another to endure an intolerable existence, just to spare families, friends, and enemies a bit of soul searching. The only selfishness lies in ruining strangers’ days by forcing ’em to witness a grotesque-ness.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
11AM
“Any society’s upper crust is riddled with immorality how else
d’you think they keep their power? Reputation is king of the public sphere, not private. It is dethroned by public acts.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
10AM
“Why? Because of this:—one fine day, a purely predatory world shall consume itself. Yes, the Devil shall take the hindmost until the foremost is the hindmost. In an individual, selfishness
uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction.
Is this the doom written within our nature?”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
10AM
“Don’t let ’em say I killed myself for love, Sixsmith, that would be too ridiculous. Was infatuated by Eva Crommelynck for a blink of an eye, but we both know in our hearts who is the true love of my life.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
10AM
“The End is what we want, so I’m afraid the End is what we’re damn well going to get.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
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