--Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King"Some days he was more than that. Some days he could encompass the world. Some days he could see for miles. Some days he climbed over the foothills of indifference to see the landscape of his life and future for what it was: mappable, traversable, achievable. Everything he wanted to do had been done before, so why couldn't he do it? He could. If only he could engage on a continual basis. If only he could draw up a plan and execute it. He could! He had to believe he could. Of course he did."
--Karen Russell, Swamplandia!"Sometimes you are able to keep moving because you are not really yourself anymore."
--Garinger HS student"When life knocks me down, I get back up, take a step back, look at it, and say, 'you hit like a bitch.'"
I don't know, I have been hearing these sorts of things too much of late. 2013 was supposed to be the Year of Less Death but someone's not holding up their end of the bargain.
--Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer (via)“I’ve lived out my melancholy youth. I don’t give a fuck anymore what’s behind me, or what’s ahead of me. I’m healthy. Incurably healthy. No sorrows, no regrets. No past, no future. The present is enough for me. Day by day. Today!”