bibliotropic: (Rufus)

the moment when it seems most plain

is the moment when you must begin again

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Tout ceci doit ĂȘtre considerĂ© comme dit par un personnage de roman. - RB

In talking about the past, we lie with every breath we draw. - WM

ESTRAGON: (with finality) Crritic!
He melts, vanquished, and turns away. - SB

To speak English is to carve figures, mighty yet hugely detailed, from solid rock; to speak French is to compose poetic symphonies of cascading sounds. To speak either is to live in a mansion; to speak both is to know that language is only a game. The bilingual are philanderers; having taken two lovers they are always and inevitably cheating. - KT

Writing a book, as George Orwell has observed, is a horrible, exhausting struggle. 'One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.' Something else. Each novel is a failure, or there would be no compulsion to begin again. - MR

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