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No Promises.

“We cannot build the future by avenging the past.”
― T.H. White, The Once and Future King

Posts tagged lit:

(Source: frxdo, via awomaninscience)

"I cannot see my prospects clearly to-night, sir; and I hardly know what thoughts I have in my head. Everything in life seems unreal."

"Except me: I am substantial enough—touch me."

"You, sir, are the most phantom-like of all: you are a mere dream."

- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

"I cannot see my prospects clearly to-night, sir; and I hardly know what thoughts I have in my head. Everything in life seems unreal."

"Except me: I am substantial enough—touch me."

"You, sir, are the most phantom-like of all: you are a mere dream."

- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“The city was a paradox, though maybe it had always been one. You could have an excellent life here, even as everything disintegrated.”

—Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings

“The city was a paradox, though maybe it had always been one. You could have an excellent life here, even as everything disintegrated.” 
—Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings

All we’ve got are metaphors, and they’re never exactly right. You can never just Say. The. Thing.

—Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

slaughterhouse90210:

“They didn’t deserve her. No high school boy did. She was better than that, Sylvia knew, bigger and better and ready to shed her skin like a snake.”—Emma Straub, The Vacationers

slaughterhouse90210:

“They didn’t deserve her. No high school boy did. She was better than that, Sylvia knew, bigger and better and ready to shed her skin like a snake.”
—Emma Straub, The Vacationers

"Pretending to be pleased, I inquired tentatively, and it was confirmed by Joan as a routine fact of life: men and women had separate career tracks and only men became officers."

- Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth: A Novel

"Pretending to be pleased, I inquired tentatively, and it was confirmed by Joan as a routine fact of life: men and women had separate career tracks and only men became officers."

- Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth: A Novel

"The forest did not tolerate frailty of body or mind. Show your weakness, and it would consume you without hesitation." - Tahir Shah, "House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City" #sf #sanfrancisco #view #lit #quotes #relevant (at The Adam Grant Building)

"The forest did not tolerate frailty of body or mind. Show your weakness, and it would consume you without hesitation." - Tahir Shah, "House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City" #sf #sanfrancisco #view #lit #quotes #relevant (at The Adam Grant Building)

It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.

—Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (via penamerican)

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