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 Post subject: Quotes/Passages From Books That You Like
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"[W]hen he looked up, the night sky was stretched like a skin. He would scale the inner wall, his head would tear a great rip in the taut sky, he would climb out above the deluge, into a quiet zone above the nightmare."
- Dream of Fair to Middling Women


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Very nice.


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"Love leaped out in front of us like a murderer in an alley leaping out of nowhere, and struck us both at once. As lightning strikes, as a Finnish knife strikes!..." -- Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita


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Adequate Gatsby wrote:
"She was a dull person, but a sensational invitation to make babies."
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:lol: I love that one.


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 Post subject: Re: Quotes/Passages From Books That You Like
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All embarked,
the party launched out on the sea's foaming lanes
while the son of Atreus told his troops to wash,
to purify themselves from filth of plague.
They scoured it off, threw scourings in the surf
and sacrificed to Apollo full-grown bulls and goats
along the beaten shore of the fallow barren sea
and savory smoke went swirling up the skies.


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 Post subject: Re: Quotes/Passages From Books That You Like
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Is that the Iliad?


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"Thus, if the reader is wise enough not to try to impose human limitations or narrow notions of uniformity on the Divine Principle, is nimble-minded enough to realize that he or she can be (perhaps should be) simultaneously monotheistic and pantheistic, then he or she will have scant problem in accepting the paradoxical essence of........Villa Incognito"
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Adequate Gatsby wrote:
Is that the Iliad?

Yeah, Fagles translation. I am having a serious love affair with it at the moment.


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 Post subject: Re: Quotes/Passages From Books That You Like
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Have y'all read The Tin Drum? It is chock full of quote worthy prose.

...perhaps all happiness is an ersatz for happiness.


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 Post subject: Re: Quotes/Passages From Books That You Like
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not quite a passage, but i've been reading a collection of Bellow's letters and this little snippet, in the midst of a rather flowery letter, caught me off-guard and made me laugh. To briefly set the scene, Bellow is writing to his friend about writing his second novel after his first (the Victim) was a critical and commercial flop. here describing a short trip:

'It was my first flight, it was magnificent, there is nothing like flying to ease a distressed spirit. The beautiful little farms of the Rhone valley appeared below me, I saw a little dot shoveling manure in a field and recognized a critic, I got to Lyons, ate some good food (there are good restaurants there) and immediately got to work again."


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"Can a man sink to such depths of pettiness, stinginess, and vileness? Can he really change so much? Can it be so? Everything is possible when it comes to what may happen to a man. The fiery youth of today would start back in horror if he could be shown his own portrait in old age. So hold on to the human emotions of the gentle years of youth, throughout the journey into grim manhood; hold on to them, for if you let them go, you will never retrieve them later. Old age looms ahead, forbidding and terrifying, and it will never give anything back to you!"

-Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol


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"If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us." (Demian, Hermann Hesse)


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