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Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory

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Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory

“Impossible, I realize, to enter another’s solitude. If it is true that we can ever come to know another human being, even to a small degree, it is only to the extent that he is willing to make himself known. A man will say: I am cold. Or else he will say nothing, and we will see him shivering. Either way, we will know that he is cold. But what of the man who says nothing and does not shiver? Where all is intractable, here all is hermetic and evasive, one can do no more than observe. But whether one can make sense of what he observes is another matter entirely.”

—Paul Auster, The Invention of Solitude (via feellng)

“I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.”

 Franz Kafka, from a diary entry dated 23 March 1914 (via feellng)

“The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life.”

—Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (via feellng)

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