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About me"If any one should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I feel it could no otherwise be expressed than by making answer, "Because it was he; because it was I." There is, beyond what I am able to say, I know not what inexplicable and inevitable power that brought on this union." ~Montaigne in George Eliot

"Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered." ~Jose Saramago

"A great damp loaf of a body." ~Annie Proulx

"She was a large, disordered woman, like a child's drawing that didn't stay within the lines." ~Jeffrey Eugenides

"What I thought about mainly was that I was in a place where none - or almost none - of my daily ways of living my life would work; there was no habit I could call on. Is this freedom?" ~James Dickey

"It was oddly warm and still and close, and the river was running with a heavy smoke of fog that moved just a little slower than the current must have been doing, rolling down the water in huge bodiless billows from upstream." ~James Dickey

"She was attracted to Duncan, with his severally handsome Roman profile; she would not have minded having a fling with him, would not even, in the mood she was in those days, have minded having his love child, like one of those mortal women of myth impregnated by a passing god and left to bring up semi-define offspring." ~J.M. Coetzee

"Time wastes too fast: every letter I trace tells me with what rapidity Life follows my pen; the days and hours of it, more precious, my dear Jenny! than the rubies about thy neck, are flying over our heads like light clouds of a windy day, never to return more -- every thing presses on -- whilst thou art twisting that lock, -- see! it grows grey; and every time I kiss thy hand to bid adieu, and every absence which follows it, are preludes to that eternal separation which we are shortly to make. --" ~Laurence Sterne

"L--d! said my mother, what is all this story about? -- A COCK and a BULL, said Yorick -- And one of the best of its kind, I ever heard." ~Laurence Sterne

"At that time Bogota was a remote, lugubrious city where an insomniac rain had been falling since the beginning of the sixteenth century." ~Gabriel Garcia Marquez

""What could be a worse hell than marriage without love?" he demanded, fiercely. "Love without marriage," said Atherton." ~William Dean Howells

"Is she beautiful?" "Yes, but she's a little too smart for that. She keeps herself a bit plain. I prefer it." ~Denis Johnson

"I don't suppose that we who have the habit of reading, and at least a nodding acquaintance with literature, can imagine the bestial darkness of the great mass of people - even people whose house are rich, and whose linen is purple and fine." ~William Dean Howells

"All civilization comes through literature now, especially in our country. A Greek got his civilization by talking and looking, and in some measure a Parisian may still do it. But we, who live remote from history and monuments, we must read or we must barbarize." ~William Dean Howells

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Groups1001 Books to read before you die, friends of Maugham, Tea!

Favorite authorsJane Austen, John Banville, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Truman Capote, Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, Pat Conroy, Theodore Dreiser, Laura Esquivel, William Faulkner, Charles Frazier, William Golding, Thomas Hardy, John Irving, Henry James, Lily King, D. H. Lawrence, Sinclair Lewis, Norman Mailer, Thomas Mann, W. Somerset Maugham, Ian McEwan, Toni Morrison, Iris Murdoch, Boris Pasternak, Anne Rice, Tom Robbins, Arundhati Roy, José Saramago, William Shakespeare, John Steinbeck, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Botho Strauss, Cheryl Strayed, Colm Tóibín, Leo Tolstoy, William Trevor, Mark Twain, Voltaire, Kurt Vonnegut, Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceJul 1, 2008

Currently readingThe kindly ones by Jonathan Littell

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