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Jhumpa Lahiri - The Lowland

“Isolation offered its own form of companionship: the reliable silence of her rooms, the steadfast tranquility of the evenings. The promise that she would find things where she put them, that there would be no interruption, no surprise. 20 more words


I, Juan de Pareja

Occasionally Master would arrange his morning so as to be free for a little while shortly before noon. Then he would ask me to accompany him to one of the upper floors of the palace, from a window of which he could look out into the far distance.

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Literary Quotes

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited

“Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there’s no room for the present at all.”
Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited


F Scott Fitzgerald - The Beautiful and the Damned

“Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know–because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot, and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand.” 7 more words


Nancy Mitford - The Pursuit of Love

“She was filled with a strange, wild, unfamiliar happiness, and knew that this was love. Twice in her life she had mistaken something else for it; it was like seeing somebody in the street who you think is a friend, you whistle and wave and run after him, but it is not only not the friend, but not even very like him. 27 more words


Leslie Jamison - The Empathy Exams

“No trauma has discrete edges. Trauma bleeds. Out of wounds and across boundaries.”
Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams: Essays


Michael Chabon - The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

“The true magic of this broken world lay in the ability of the things it contained to vanish, to become so thoroughly lost, that they might never have existed in the first place.” 9 more words