The books had been buried, so I hid this time behind a group of trees, I...– Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer (via coffeeandabook)
Annotations: The business section of the New York... →
annotations: This is a really great story; it’s from the business section of the Times and is entitled “A Bully Finds a Pulpit on the Web.” The story concerns the adventures of one Vitaly Borker, who runs a website called DecorMyEyes.com and is known to the glasses-buying public as a creep who sends…
It is quite possible—overwhelmingly probable, one might guess—that we will...– Noam Chomsky (via pensiveceline)
I’ve decided to stop pitying myself. Other than my eye, two things aren’t...– Jean-Dominique Bauby - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (via comeandlive)
One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be...– Jonathan Safran Foer “Everything is Illuminated” Remember where you came from, and this week, give thanks. (via jamesnord)
hermionejg: [Jonathan Safran Foer in Playboy, Jan. 2004.] ‘Emptiness’ The First Empty Page I started collecting empty paper soon after I finished my first novel, about two years ago. A family friend had been helping to archive Isaac Bashevis Singer’s belongings for the university where his papers and artifacts were to be kept. Among the many items to be disposed of was a stack of Singer’s...
We have only one story. All novels, all poetry, are built on the never-ending...– John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via libraryland)
slings & arrows: If You Forget Me I want you to... →
hermionejg: If You Forget Me I want you to know one thing. You know how this is: if I look at the crystal moon, at the red branch of the slow autumn at my window, if I touch near the fire the impalpable ash or the wrinkled body of the log, everything carries me to you, as if everything that…
Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more...– Jean Rhys (via aperfectcommotion)
Tree of Codes
walkwhilereading: I don’t think this book would translate well to an iPad. Do you have an iPad? No. I have nothing against it. I love the notion that “this is a book that remembers it has a body.” When a book remembers, we remember. It reminds you that you have a body. So many of the things we may think of as burdensome are actually the things that make us more human. -Jonathan Safran Foer...
The string between them grew incredibly long, so long it had to be extended with...– Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (via bookobsessed)